Patents by Inventor Bryan Lewis

Bryan Lewis 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: 11270906
    Abstract: Various burl designs for holding an object in a lithographic apparatus are described. A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system, a first support structure, a second support structure, and a projection system. The illumination system is designed to receive radiation and to direct the radiation towards a patterning device that forms patterned radiation. The first support structure is designed to support the patterning device on the first support structure. The second support structure has a plurality of burls and is designed to support the substrate on the plurality of burls. A topography of a top surface of each of the plurality of burls is not substantially flat, such that a contact area between the substrate and each of the plurality of burls is reduced. The projection system is designed to receive the patterned radiation and to direct the patterned radiation towards the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Mehmet Ali Akbas, David Hart Peterson, Tammo Uitterdijk, Michael Perry, Richard Bryan Lewis, Iliya Sigal
  • Publication number: 20210252936
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: BASE Air Management Limited
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, David Bryan LEWIS, Joseph CALAWAY, George ARRANTS
  • Publication number: 20210202293
    Abstract: Various burl designs for holding an object in a lithographic apparatus are described. A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system, a first support structure, a second support structure, and a projection system. The illumination system is designed to receive radiation and to direct the radiation towards a patterning device that forms patterned radiation. The first support structure is designed to support the patterning device on the first support structure. The second support structure has a plurality of burls and is designed to support the substrate on the plurality of burls. A topography of a top surface of each of the plurality of burls is not substantially flat, such that a contact area between the substrate and each of the plurality of burls is reduced. The projection system is designed to receive the patterned radiation and to direct the patterned radiation towards the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: ASML HOLDING N.V.
    Inventors: Mehmet Ali AKBAS, David Hart PETERSON, Tammo UITTERDIJK, Michael PERRY, Richard Bryan LEWIS, Iliya SIGAL
  • Publication number: 20210039469
    Abstract: An air management system (1200) for leveling a vehicle operated under dynamic driving conditions including an air supply tank (1204); a system controller (1240) integrated with the supply tank (1204); one or more air springs disposed on a first side of the vehicle and one or more air lines (1210) pneumatically connecting the one or more air springs (1230) disposed on the first side of the vehicle with the system controller (1240); one or more air springs (1230) disposed on a second side of the vehicle and one or more air lines (1220) pneumatically connecting the one or more air springs (1230) disposed on the second side of the vehicle with the system controller (1240).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Base Air Management Limited
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, Joseph CALAWAY, David Bryan LEWIS, George ARRANTS
  • Patent number: 10913322
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a supply tank, a system controller integrated with the supply tank, a first pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller, and a second pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller. The system controller adjusts independently air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit without establishing pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits. The system controller establishes pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the system controller is not adjusting independently the air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Base Air Management Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Vaughan, Joseph Calaway, David Bryan Lewis, George Arrants
  • Patent number: 10875378
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Base Air Management Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Vaughan, David Bryan Lewis, Joseph Calaway, George Arrants
  • Publication number: 20200238782
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a supply tank, a system controller integrated with the supply tank, a first pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller, and a second pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller. The system controller adjusts independently air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit without establishing pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits. The system controller establishes pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the system controller is not adjusting independently the air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: BASE AIR MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, Joseph CALAWAY, David Bryan LEWIS, George Arrants
  • Patent number: 10442311
    Abstract: A power system includes an input node connected to a power source of a vehicle, an output node connected to a load of the vehicle, a super capacitor connected to the output node, a battery connected to a first node, and a contactor coupled between the battery and the super capacitor. The contactor is configured to be turned on to charge the super capacitor with power from the battery in a fast charge mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: David Bryan Lewis
  • Patent number: 10220665
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a supply tank, a system controller integrated with the supply tank, a first pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller, and a second pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller. The system controller adjusts independently air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit without establishing pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits. The system controller establishes pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the system controller is not adjusting independently the air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Vaughan, David Bryan Lewis, Joseph Calaway, George Arrants
  • Publication number: 20190039431
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a supply tank, a system controller integrated with the supply tank, a first pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller, and a second pneumatic circuit pneumatically connected to the system controller. The system controller adjusts independently air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit without establishing pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits. The system controller establishes pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the system controller is not adjusting independently the air pressure of the first pneumatic circuit and the second pneumatic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, David Bryan LEWIS, Joseph CALAWAY, George ARRANTS
  • Publication number: 20190016189
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, David Bryan LEWIS, Joseph CALAWAY, George ARRANTS
  • Patent number: 10179496
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Vaughan, David Bryan Lewis, Joseph Calaway, George Arrants
  • Publication number: 20180361815
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew VAUGHAN, David Bryan LEWIS, Joseph CALAWAY, George ARRANTS
  • Patent number: 10093145
    Abstract: An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASE Air Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Vaughan, David Bryan Lewis, Joseph Calaway, George Arrants
  • Publication number: 20180043784
    Abstract: A power system includes an input node connected to a power source of a vehicle, an output node connected to a load of the vehicle, a super capacitor connected to the output node, a battery connected to a first node, and a contactor coupled between the battery and the super capacitor. The contactor is configured to be turned on to charge the super capacitor with power from the battery in a fast charge mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: David Bryan LEWIS
  • Patent number: 9862628
    Abstract: In a submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR or SMU), diffusers are used to eject air bubbles, primarily to facilitate the movement of mixed liquor past the membrane surfaces, cleaning and scouring the surfaces of the membranes with the mechanical energy of the combined air/liquid/solids movement. Oxygen transfer from the bubbles into the mixed liquor is often a secondary goal, for supplying oxygen to biological processes. The invention involves the use of a specific bubble diffuser, oriented at a selected upward angle, to enable a single style diffuser to accomplish simultaneous generation of mid-size and fine bubble aeration, with adjustment of the tilt angle varying the percentages of mid-size and fine bubble aeration. The angle selection, along with the number of diffusers and air volume selected, allows achievement of target liquid movement through the MBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Ovivo Inc., Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Livingston, Douglas John Boucher, Noboru Funakubo, Christopher Bryan Lewis
  • Publication number: 20170316324
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for simulating the course of an event or for collecting data for the simulation are provided. A processing unit can receive attributes of synthetic populations and corresponding forecasts of progress of an event, e.g., an epidemic. The processing unit can determine a disease model based on the forecasts and historical data of the event. The disease model can be associated with at least one attribute of each of the synthetic populations. The processing unit can determine a forecast of the progress of the event based on the received forecasts and weights associated with user accounts. In some examples, the processing unit can receive the attributes, present via a user interface a plurality of candidate forecasts of an epidemic, and receive via the user interface a forecast, e.g., rankings or data, of the epidemic with respect to the synthetic population indicated by the attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher L. Barrett, Madhav V. Marathe, Bryan Lewis, Vivek Bharath Akupatni
  • Publication number: 20160280573
    Abstract: In a submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR or SMU), diffusers are used to eject air bubbles, primarily to facilitate the movement of mixed liquor past the membrane surfaces, cleaning and scouring the surfaces of the membranes with the mechanical energy of the combined air/liquid/solids movement. Oxygen transfer from the bubbles into the mixed liquor is often a secondary goal, for supplying oxygen to biological processes. The invention involves the use of a specific bubble diffuser, oriented at a selected upward angle, to enable a single style diffuser to accomplish simultaneous generation of mid-size and fine bubble aeration, with adjustment of the tilt angle varying the percentages of mid-size and fine bubble aeration. The angle selection, along with the number of diffusers and air volume selected, allows achievement of target liquid movement through the MBR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis Livingston, Douglas John Boucher, Noboru Funakubo, Christopher Bryan Lewis
  • Patent number: 9327652
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle configured to hold a tool. The toolholder assembly includes a ring and a collar. The ring and collar are both attached to the vehicle adjacent a passenger compartment portion of the vehicle and the ring and collar are spaced apart from each other on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ASW, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Lewis King, Rick Lynn Miller
  • Patent number: 9010551
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosed subject matter is seen in a wire access line drum assembly, comprising a tubular drum, first and second end portions, and a shaft. The tubular drum includes a first end, a second end, and an inner diameter of a first preselected size. The first and second end portions are coupled to the first and second ends of the tubular drum, and the shaft extends at least partially within the tubular drum. The shaft has an outer diameter of a second preselected size substantially similar to the first preselected size. Another aspect of the disclosed subject matter is seen in a drum storage system. The drum storage system is comprised of a plurality of wire access line drums and a rack. The plurality of wire access line drums each have a wire access line pre-spooled thereon, and the rack is designed to receive the plurality of wire access line drums in a configuration to permit one or more of the wire access lines to be retrieved from the rack and transported to a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Maverick Precision Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Nero, Walter Thomas Coram, William Raymond Valentine, Kevin Bryan Lewis