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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130020271
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Nero, Walter Thomas Coram, William Raymond Valentine, Kevin Bryan Lewis
  • Patent number: 8251637
    Abstract: Shroud assemblies and methods for modifying modal vibrations associated with a turbine are described. A shroud assembly includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud. The inner shroud includes a body with a first end portion, a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface is adjacent to a plurality of rotating turbine blades. The inner shroud further includes at least two rails formed on the upper surface and extending between the first end portion and the second end portion, wherein an impingement cooling area is defined between the at least two rails. Additionally, the inner shroud includes at least one cross-member formed on the upper surface in a direction transverse to the at least two rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan Lewis, Sayed Murtuza Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20120000955
    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 he ring and collar are spaced apart from each other on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: AMERICAN SPORTSWORKS LLC
    Inventors: BRYAN LEWIS KING, RICK LYNN MILLER
  • Patent number: 7811054
    Abstract: A stator shroud segment is provided that includes an outer shroud having a leading edge groove and a trailing edge groove; and a plurality of inner shrouds each having a leading edge hook and a trailing edge hook, the leading and trailing hooks of each of the inner shrouds being respectively engaged with the leading and trailing edge grooves of the outer shroud so as to axially and radially lock the inner shrouds to the outer shrouds. At least one of the trailing edge hook of the inner shroud and the trailing edge groove of the outer shroud includes a sloped surface disposed at an angle to an axial direction of the rotor and to a radial direction of the rotor and facing the other of the inner and outer shrouds whereby a radial inward force on the inner shroud is transformed into a force in axial and radial directions to force the inner shroud to tightly seal a radial gap between the inner and outer shrouds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Alan Eastman, Gary Michael Itzel, Charles Malinowski, Victor Morgan, David Richard Johns, Bryan Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090285675
    Abstract: Shroud assemblies and methods for modifying modal vibrations associated with a turbine are described. A shroud assembly includes an inner shroud and an outer shroud. The inner shroud includes a body with a first end portion, a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface is adjacent to a plurality of rotating turbine blades. The inner shroud further includes at least two rails formed on the upper surface and extending between the first end portion and the second end portion, wherein an impingement cooling area is defined between the at least two rails. Additionally, the inner shroud includes at least one cross-member formed on the upper surface in a direction transverse to the at least two rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryan Lewis, Sayed Murtuza Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20080298956
    Abstract: A stator shroud segment is provided that includes an outer shroud having a leading edge groove and a trailing edge groove; and a plurality of inner shrouds each having a leading edge hook and a trailing edge hook, the leading and trailing hooks of each of the inner shrouds being respectively engaged with the leading and trailing edge grooves of the outer shroud so as to axially and radially lock the inner shrouds to the outer shrouds. At least one of the trailing edge hook of the inner shroud and the trailing edge groove of the outer shroud includes a sloped surface disposed at an angle to an axial direction of the rotor and to a radial direction of the rotor and facing the other of the inner and outer shrouds whereby a radial inward force on the inner shroud is transformed into a force in axial and radial directions to force the inner shroud to tightly seal a radial gap between the inner and outer shrouds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Alan Eastman, Gary Michael Itzel, Charles Malinowski, Victor Morgan, David Richard Johns, Bryan Lewis
  • Publication number: 20060045846
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for labeling a terminal olefin, the method comprising a step of treating a terminal olefin substrate having the structure: with a labeled ethylene reagent in the presence of a suitable catalyst under suitable olefin metathesis reaction conditions to form a labeled terminal olefin having the structure: wherein RA and RB are independently hydrogen, or an aliphatic, alicyclic, heteroaliphatic, heterocyclic, aryl or heteroaryl moiety, with the proviso that RA and RB are not each hydrogen, or RA and RB taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form an alicyclic or heterocyclic moiety; and * denotes the presence of an isotopic label on the terminal carbon atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Horstmann, Bryan Lewis
  • Patent number: 5890995
    Abstract: An interactive exercise apparatus engages a user's mind and body. The apparatus comprises an exercise mechanism, a steering mechanism, and a control mechanism for manipulation by the user to achieve exercise, to indicate a direction of motion, and to interact with virtual objects in a simulated environment. The exercise mechanism can be, for example, the steps of a stair climbing simulator or the pedals of a bicycle, preferably a recumbent bicycle. A simulated environment (e.g., an interactive simulated three-dimensional environment or an interactive simulated three-dimensional fluid environment) is generated by a computer and displayed on a display system for the user. In one embodiment, the simulated environment comprises an enclosed space representing a game field. In this embodiment, an interactive competitive ball game is played using networked exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Tectrix Fitness Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron F. Bobick, W. Thatcher Ulrich, J. Bryan Lewis, Eliot Shepard, Peter Lehman
  • Patent number: 5785630
    Abstract: An interactive exercise apparatus engages a user's mind and body. The apparatus comprises an exercise mechanism, a steering mechanism, and a control mechanism for manipulation by the user to achieve exercise, to indicate a direction of motion, and to interact with virtual objects in a simulated environment. The exercise mechanism can be, for example, the steps of a stair climbing simulator or the pedals of a bicycle, preferably a recumbent bicycle. A simulated environment (e.g., an interactive simulated three-dimensional environment or an interactive simulated three-dimensional fluid environment) is generated by a computer and displayed on a display system for the user. In one embodiment, the simulated environment comprises an enclosed space representing a game field. In this embodiment, an interactive competitive ball game is played using networked exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Tectrix Fitness Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron F. Bobick, W. Thatcher Ulrich, J. Bryan Lewis, Eliot Shepard, Peter Lehman
  • Patent number: D652348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: American SportWorks LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Lewis King, Rick Lynn Miller