Patents by Inventor Bruce Lyons

Bruce Lyons 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: 20200319380
    Abstract: A liquid lens can be coupled to ground, such as to impede charge from building up in the liquid lens during operation thereof. For example, an electrode that is in electrical communication with a conductive fluid of the liquid lens can be coupled to ground. A switch can be used to selectively couple the liquid lens to ground, such as for discharging the liquid lens. An electrode can be selectively coupled to ground and to driving signals using a switch. In some cases, drive signals can be provided to electrodes other than the grounded electrode for driving the liquid lens. In some cases, the liquid lens can be driven using feedback control based on one or more measured parameters indicative capacitance between a fluid and one or more electrodes in the liquid lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jann Paul Kaminski, Raymond Miller Karam, Robert Bruce Lyon, Ian Armour McKay, Dragan Pikula, Daniel Ohen Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20200248866
    Abstract: A hanger clip is disclosed comprising: a housing and a clip member for attaching the hanger to a surface or protrusion. The clip member is connected to the housing and comprises a follower, wherein the clip member is configured to move between an open configuration and a closed configuration based on the position of the follower. The housing and clip are configured to receive a cam member which is configured to rotate within the housing to change the position of the follower to move the clip member between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The hanger clip can therefore be remotely actuatable using a tool attached to a pole which can be manipulated from ground level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce LYON
  • Publication number: 20200110199
    Abstract: Control systems for liquid lenses can use feedback control using one or more measured parameters indicative of a position of the fluid interface in the liquid lens. Capacitance between a fluid and an electrode in the liquid lens can vary depending on the position of the fluid interface. Current mirrors can be used for making measurements indicative of the capacitance and/or the fluid interface position. The liquid lens can be calibrated using the measurements indicative of capacitance and/or fluid interface position as the voltage is driven across an operational range. A control system can use pulse width modulation (PWM) for driving a liquid lens, and a carrier frequency for the PWM signals can be varied to control power consumption in the liquid lens. The slew rate can be adjustable to control power consumption in the liquid lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jann Paul Kaminski, Raymond Miller Karam, Robert Bruce Lyon, Dragon Pikula, Daniel Ohen Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20180333657
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of measuring the level of materials within a sand separator are disclosed. Embodiments include mounting the source and detector on an expandable band to facilitate moving the detector between separators, and embodiments in which the detector is configured to provide a response when the level exceeds a threshold level. The response may include an audio-visual alert or controlling dumping of sand from the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: SABLE SAND SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Bruce LYON
  • Patent number: 9925484
    Abstract: A method for separating solid and liquid components from gas components in a hydrocarbon production stream. The method includes the steps of: conveying the production stream into a cylindrical vessel having an inner cavity; creating an initial drop in velocity of the production stream; directing the production stream to flow around the inner cavity; collecting the gas components from the production stream at a top end of the vessel; and collecting the solid and liquid components at a drain in a bottom end of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SABLE SAND SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Lyon, Gordon McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20170165598
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating a natural gas production stream from hydrocarbon well operations into a gas component and a sand and liquid component is described. More specifically, a sand separator comprising a cylindrical body, a production stream inlet port, a gas outlet port and a solid and liquid drain port is described. The cylindrical body has an inner cavity with an inner cone having one-way gas vents and a stationary auger wrapped around the inner cone. The production stream inlet port includes a pipe having a curved tip that directs the production stream into the body and around the inner cone and stationary auger, causing the production stream to slow down and the components to separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Sable Sand Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce LYON, Gordon MCINTOSH
  • Patent number: 9616431
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating a natural gas production stream from hydrocarbon well operations into a gas component and a sand and liquid component is described. More specifically, a sand separator comprising a cylindrical body, a production stream inlet port, a gas outlet port and a solid and liquid drain port is described. The cylindrical body has an inner cavity with an inner cone having one-way gas vents and a stationary auger wrapped around the inner cone. The production stream inlet port includes a pipe having a curved tip that directs the production stream into the body and around the inner cone and stationary auger, causing the production stream to slow down and the components to separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SABLE SAND SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Lyon, Gordon McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20140243571
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating a natural gas production stream from hydrocarbon well operations into a gas component and a sand and liquid component is described. More specifically, a sand separator comprising a cylindrical body, a production stream inlet port, a gas outlet port and a solid and liquid drain port is described. The cylindrical body has an inner cavity with an inner cone having one-way gas vents and a stationary auger wrapped around the inner cone. The production stream inlet port includes a pipe having a curved tip that directs the production stream into the body and around the inner cone and stationary auger, causing the production stream to slow down and the components to separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce LYON, Gordon MCINTOSH
  • Publication number: 20140052522
    Abstract: A request may be received from a customer device to access a local area network, the local area network accessible via one or more network access points in a geographic location. A network entry page may be provided to the customer device in response to the request, the network entry page providing a portal to a set of promotions offered by a set of merchants, the set of promotions redeemable by a user of the customer device, the set of merchants being in the geographic location. A selection may be received by the user of a particular promotion from the set of promotions. A promotion code associated with the particular promotion may be provided to the customer device. The promotion code may enable redemption of the particular promotion from a particular merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Boman B. Irani, Bruce Lyon, Allan Haims, J.D. Trout
  • Publication number: 20140023298
    Abstract: A collapsible bladder system for the storage and disposal or re-use of cement returns from oil and gas wells is described. The collapsible bladder system includes a flexible storage bag having an input valve, an output valve and a vent that can be easily set up and transported by a single person. Cement returns are pumped into the flexible storage bag and allowed to harden into a cement block. The cement block covered with the storage bag can be hauled away for disposal or re-used for a secondary purpose, such as a barricade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan MARTIN, Randy MARTIN, Denis MARTIN, Vern HOWRISH, Bruce LYON, Alan OMOTANI, Kim FLEXHAUG
  • Patent number: 8418948
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage system for holding large volumes of fluid and a process and apparatus for the handling and transportation of the flexible storage system is provided. The flexible storage system includes a main storage bag with an attachment apron with fingers, a ground sheet, a lay flat tube for fluid circulation, a pressure release port, and fill/drain ports. The flexible storage system is configured for attachment to a trailer and reel system such that the flexible storage system can be mechanically rolled onto or off of a reel on a semi-truck trailer bed for easy transportation, deployment, and storage of the flexible storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd
    Inventors: Randy Martin, Ryan Martin, Denis Martin, Vern Howrish, Bruce Lyon, Eric Schmelzl, Gord McIntosh, Nathan Zacharias, John Garden
  • Publication number: 20120063703
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage system for holding large volumes of fluid and a process and apparatus for the handling and transportation of the flexible storage system is provided. The flexible storage system includes a main storage bag with an attachment apron with fingers, a ground sheet, a lay flat tube for fluid circulation, a pressure release port, and fill/drain ports. The flexible storage system is configured for attachment to a trailer and reel system such that the flexible storage system can be mechanically rolled onto or off of a reel on a semi-truck trailer bed for easy transportation, deployment, and storage of the flexible storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: ROCK SOLID RENTALS LTD
    Inventors: Randy MARTIN, Ryan MARTIN, Denis MARTIN, Vern HOWRISH, Bruce LYON, Eric SCHMELZL, Gord MCINTOSH, Nathan ZACHARIAS, John GARDEN
  • Patent number: 8083169
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage system for holding large volumes of fluid and a process and apparatus for the handling and transportation of the flexible storage system is provided. The flexible storage system includes a main storage bag with an attachment apron with fingers, a ground sheet, a lay flat tube for fluid circulation, a pressure release port, and fill/drain ports. The flexible storage system is configured for attachment to a trailer and reel system such that the flexible storage system can be mechanically rolled onto or off of a reel on a semi-truck trailer bed for easy transportation, deployment, and storage of the flexible storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd
    Inventors: Randy Martin, Ryan Martin, Denis Martin, Vern Howrish, Bruce Lyon, Eric Schmelzl, Gord McIntosh, Nathan Zacharias, John Garden
  • Publication number: 20100260588
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage system for holding large volumes of fluid and a process and apparatus for the handling and transportation of the flexible storage system is provided. The flexible storage system includes a main storage bag with an attachment apron with fingers, a ground sheet, a lay flat tube for fluid circulation, a pressure release port, and fill/drain ports. The flexible storage system is configured for attachment to a trailer and reel system such that the flexible storage system can be mechanically rolled onto or off of a reel on a semi-truck trailer bed for easy transportation, deployment, and storage of the flexible storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd
    Inventors: Randy MARTIN, Ryan MARTIN, Denis MARTIN, Vern HOWRISH, Bruce LYON, Eric SCHMELZL, Gord MCINTOSH, Nathan ZACHARIAS, John GARDEN
  • Publication number: 20080255139
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of 4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-ylmethyl)-N-[4-methyl-3-(4-(pyridin-3-yl)pyrimidin-2-ylamino)phenyl]-benzamide (also known as imatinib, gleevec, glivec, cgp57148b or STI571), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of c-fms-associated diseases including; choriocarcinoma, malignant histiocytosis, embryonal carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma, brain microglial tumours, sarcoidosis, microglial cell involvement in normal and variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Andrea Louise Dewar, Timothy Peter Hughes, Alan Bruce Lyons
  • Publication number: 20080053178
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station on the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Further, actuators adjustably move the armature at least partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between at least first and second positions for imparting multiple different longitudinal shapes into the continuous beam. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20080047315
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station on the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Further, actuators adjustably move the armature at least partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between at least first and second positions for imparting multiple different longitudinal shapes into the continuous beam. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz
  • Publication number: 20070257497
    Abstract: A bumper system for a vehicle comprising a stamped metal component and a second polymeric component fixedly attached to form a beam with particular localized energy absorber characteristics. The metal component is formed from a sheet and has a thickness in a width direction along a majority of the length when in a vehicle-mounted position. The second polymeric component engages a face of the first component and is rigidly attached to the first component in at least several locations along the length to form a structural beam with the first component. The second polymeric component has sufficient structure to form an integral part of the structural beam and interconnected walls extending in the width direction to form energy-absorbing cells at centered and corner locations configured to crush and absorb energy upon a vehicle impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: David Heatherington, Scott Glasgow, Bruce Lyons, Darin Evans
  • Publication number: 20070236025
    Abstract: An energy-absorbing system includes a tube made of a continuous material, such as heat-treatable steel. The tube has first and second ring sections connected by an intermediate section. In one aspect, the intermediate section is flared and/or pinched to cause one tube section to predictably telescopingly roll upon impact. In another aspect, one section is annealed to optimize elongation and yield properties to facilitate rolling upon impact. By this arrangement, upon the bumper system receiving a longitudinal impact, the first and second ring sections telescopingly collapse with a predictable and consistent rolling collapse. Methods related to the above are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Glasgow, David Heatherington, Bruce Lyons
  • Publication number: 20070180880
    Abstract: A computer controlled roll-forming apparatus is adapted to provide a repeating pattern of different longitudinal shapes to a continuous beam “on the fly” during the roll-forming process. A sweep station of the apparatus includes a primary bending roller tangentially engaging the continuous beam along the line level and an armature for biasing the continuous beam against the primary bending roller for a distance partially around a downstream side of the primary bending roller to form a sweep. Actuators adjustably move the armature partially around the downstream side of the primary bending roller between multiple positions for imparting a series of different longitudinal shapes. Internal and external mandrels control wall stability to allow even sharper sweeps. In one form, the apparatus also includes a coordinated cut-off, so that when separated into bumper beam segments, the ends of the individual beam segments have a greater sweep than their center sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Bruce Lyons, Bryan Gould, James Dodd, Richard Heinz