Patents by Inventor Bryan Morris

Bryan Morris 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: 12022796
    Abstract: A livestock container has a plurality of levels and compartments formed by a plurality of convertible platforms and compartment gates. In some embodiments, the convertible platforms are bi-fold platforms hingedly mounted to sidewalls of the container and moveable between deployed and stored positions. When in the stored positions, the convertible platforms extend minimally from the sidewall, eliminating or reducing obstacles to movement of livestock or humans. The convertible platforms are configured to rest on upper edges of corresponding compartment gates below, and the container may be free of any central post, thereby eliminating obstacles caused thereby to movement of livestock or humans. The sidewalls and floor may be formed of hollow-core extruded aluminum panels, and longitudinal channels formed therein may house pipes or electrical wires for conducting water or electricity to ventilation fans, lights, or misters, or for storing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kloepfer, Dan Cohoe, Bryan Morris Bracewell, Andrew Joseph Maertens
  • Publication number: 20230380376
    Abstract: A livestock container has a plurality of levels and compartments formed by a plurality of convertible platforms and compartment gates. In some embodiments, the convertible platforms are bi-fold platforms hingedly mounted to sidewalls of the container and moveable between deployed and stored positions. When in the stored positions, the convertible platforms extend minimally from the sidewall, eliminating or reducing obstacles to movement of livestock or humans. The convertible platforms are configured to rest on upper edges of corresponding compartment gates below, and the container may be free of any central post, thereby eliminating obstacles caused thereby to movement of livestock or humans. The sidewalls and floor may be formed of hollow-core extruded aluminum panels, and longitudinal channels formed therein may house pipes or electrical wires for conducting water or electricity to ventilation fans, lights, or misters, or for storing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kloepfer, Dan Cohoe, Bryan Morris Bracewell, Andrew Joseph Maertens
  • Patent number: 11751531
    Abstract: A livestock container has a plurality of levels and compartments formed by a plurality of convertible platforms and compartment gates. In some embodiments, the convertible platforms are bi-fold platforms hingedly mounted to sidewalls of the container and moveable between deployed and stored positions. When in the stored positions, the convertible platforms extend minimally from the sidewall, eliminating or reducing obstacles to movement of livestock or humans. The convertible platforms are configured to rest on upper edges of corresponding compartment gates below, and the container may be free of any central post, thereby eliminating obstacles caused thereby to movement of livestock or humans. The sidewalls and floor may be formed of hollow-core extruded aluminum panels, and longitudinal channels formed therein may house pipes or electrical wires for conducting water or electricity to ventilation fans, lights, or misters, or for storing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kloepfer, Dan Cohoe, Bryan Morris Bracewell, Andrew Joseph Maertens
  • Patent number: 11719170
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring engine health of an aircraft having a first engine and a second engine are provided. In one example, the method includes obtaining a first turbine gas temperature of the first engine and a second engine turbine gas temperature of the second engine from a first flight. The first turbine gas temperature and the second turbine gas temperature are related to each other to define a first value. The first value is compared to a data set for monitoring the engine health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Morris
  • Publication number: 20220394948
    Abstract: A livestock container has a plurality of levels and compartments formed by a plurality of convertible platforms and compartment gates. In some embodiments, the convertible platforms are bi-fold platforms hingedly mounted to sidewalls of the container and moveable between deployed and stored positions. When in the stored positions, the convertible platforms extend minimally from the sidewall, eliminating or reducing obstacles to movement of livestock or humans. The convertible platforms are configured to rest on upper edges of corresponding compartment gates below, and the container may be free of any central post, thereby eliminating obstacles caused thereby to movement of livestock or humans. The sidewalls and floor may be formed of hollow-core extruded aluminum panels, and longitudinal channels formed therein may house pipes or electrical wires for conducting water or electricity to ventilation fans, lights, or misters, or for storing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kloepfer, Dan Cohoe, Bryan Morris Bracewell, Andrew Joseph Maertens
  • Publication number: 20210254558
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring engine health of an aircraft having a first engine and a second engine are provided. In one example, the method includes obtaining a first turbine gas temperature of the first engine and a second engine turbine gas temperature of the second engine from a first flight. The first turbine gas temperature and the second turbine gas temperature are related to each other to define a first value. The first value is compared to a data set for monitoring the engine health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Morris
  • Patent number: 10731722
    Abstract: Provided herein is a jounce bumper (18) for mounting in a vehicle suspension system (2) comprising a shock absorber (6), the jounce bumper (18) having a central bore (20) extending in an axial direction (A). The jounce bumper (18) comprises an elastically compressible bumper portion (24) comprising a plurality of convolutes stacked in an axial direction (A) of the jounce bumper (18), each convolute comprising a crest (26) and a root (28). A cross-section of the compressible portion (24) perpendicular to the axial direction (A) is non-circular, the non-circular shape being configured to provide a variable compression resistance in relation to an axial compression displacement (Cd) of the jounce bumper (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Laszlo Szekely, Bryan Morris, Sebastien Thomasson
  • Patent number: 10353047
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining a list of detected wireless signals; determining, using a processor, that a previous list of detected wireless signals shares at least some commonality with the list of detected wireless signals; for common entries in the list, analyzing with a processor, a characteristic of an entry of the list of detected wireless signals and a characteristic of an entry of the previous list of detected wireless signals; establishing, if the similarity metric meets a criterion, an estimated location of a device; and requesting, from a third party location service, a device location if the similarity metric does not meet the criterion. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joaquin F. Luna, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph Bryan Morris, Erin Carolyn Solfiell Acquesta, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20180031068
    Abstract: Provided herein is a jounce bumper (18) for mounting in a vehicle suspension system (2) comprising a shock absorber (6), the jounce bumper (18) having a central bore (20) extending in an axial direction (A). The jounce bumper (18) comprises an elastically compressible bumper portion (24) comprising a plurality of convolutes stacked in an axial direction (A) of the jounce bumper (18), each convolute comprising a crest (26) and a root (28). A cross-section of the compressible portion (24) perpendicular to the axial direction (A) is non-circular, the non-circular shape being configured to provide a variable compression resistance in relation to an axial compression displacement (Cd) of the jounce bumper (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Laszlo Szekely, Bryan Morris, Sebastien Thomasson
  • Patent number: 9789801
    Abstract: A hopper trailer has a chassis with longitudinal rails mounted to a wheeled suspension. Triangular load transfer plates are mounted vertically on and carried by the longitudinal rails. A container has opposing sidewalls, opposing end walls, and two sloping walls each spanning between and adjoining the opposing sidewalls. The sloping walls and the sidewalls form a hopper. One of the sloping walls is mounted on and carried by the load transfer plates. The sidewalls are mounted to and carried by the sloping wall. The weight of a bulk material carried in the hopper and the weight of the sidewalls is carried by the sloping wall. This weight is transferred vertically downwardly from the sidewall through the load transfer plate into the chassis without substantial deflection from a vertical path. Bending stresses caused in the hopper slopes and floor frame of conventional trailers by indirect weight transmission is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Maertens, Bryan Morris Bracewell, Michael Kloepfer
  • Patent number: 9715256
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a transmitter; and a hinge, comprising: a receiver; the receiver being optically coupled to the transmitter and receiving data from the transmitter. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Joseph Bryan Morris, Scott Wentao Li, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Publication number: 20170090525
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a transmitter; and a hinge, comprising: a receiver; the receiver being optically coupled to the transmitter and receiving data from the transmitter. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Joseph Bryan Morris, Scott Wentao Li, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Publication number: 20160373897
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining a list of detected wireless signals; determining, using a processor, that a previous list of detected wireless signals shares at least some commonality with the list of detected wireless signals; for common entries in the list, analyzing with a processor, a characteristic of an entry of the list of detected wireless signals and a characteristic of an entry of the previous list of detected wireless signals; establishing, if the similarity metric meets a criterion, an estimated location of a device; and requesting, from a third party location service, a device location if the similarity metric does not meet the criterion. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Joaquin F. Luna, Rod D. Waltermann, Joseph Bryan Morris, Erin Carolyn Solfiell Acquesta, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20160193951
    Abstract: A hopper trailer has a chassis with longitudinal rails mounted to a wheeled suspension. Triangular load transfer plates are mounted vertically on and carried by the longitudinal rails. A container has opposing sidewalls, opposing end walls, and two sloping walls each spanning between and adjoining the opposing sidewalls. The sloping walls and the sidewalls form a hopper. One of the sloping walls is mounted on and carried by the load transfer plates. The sidewalls are mounted to and carried by the sloping wall. The weight of a bulk material carried in the hopper and the weight of the sidewalls is carried by the sloping wall. This weight is transferred vertically downwardly from the sidewall through the load transfer plate into the chassis without substantial deflection from a vertical path. Bending stresses caused in the hopper slopes and floor frame of conventional trailers by indirect weight trans mission is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph MAERTENS, Bryan Morris BRACEWELL, Michael KLOEPFER
  • Patent number: 8511006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a building-integrated solar-panel roof element, such as a photovoltaic (BIPV) roof element, adapted to be fitted with a solar panel and integrated in a pitched roof, as well as such a building-integrated roof element fitted with a photovoltaic or solar thermal panel, and an array of these solar energy roof elements mounted on a pitched roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph Reisdorf, Bryan Morris
  • Publication number: 20120270257
    Abstract: An observation cell arrangement for flow perfusion of a sample to be examined, the arrangement comprising a flow cell (21) having a cavity therein to receive the sample, the flow cell (21) arranged to receive a flow of fluid through the cavity that is directed over the sample from a cavity inlet (22) to a cavity outlet (23), the cavity inlet (22) associated with a fluid supply line, and a first flow supply path (24) connected to the fluid supply line via a valve (39), the first flow supply path (24) adapted to receive pressure from a pressure source comprising a pressure reservoir (29) to drive fluid flow through the cavity at a desired flow rate
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan Morris, Tim Self, Stephen John Hill
  • Publication number: 20110138710
    Abstract: The present invention provides a building-integrated solar-panel roof element, such as a photovoltaic (BIPV) roof element, adapted to be fitted with a solar panel and integrated in a pitched roof, as well as such a building-integrated roof element fitted with a photovoltaic or solar thermal panel, and an array of these solar energy roof elements mounted on a pitched roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond Joseph Reisdorf, Bryan Morris
  • Publication number: 20070053737
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for use as applicator or evaporator of fluent products (20) in a multitude of applications is constituted as a series of thin layered sheets (30) that can be in credit card format, having one face (32) that is impermeable to the fluent product, and an opposite face (34) with a localized perforated area (40) through which the product can pass and that for many applications is covered by a material that absorbs the fluent product, for instance a woven or non-woven fabric. The thin layered sheet (30) encloses at least one volume of a fluent product contained in at least one generally flat reservoir (36) defined by fluid-tight heat-sealed layers (33-2, 34-1) joined by a frangible seal (60) that is rupturable by the application of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Bryan Morris, Ralph Wares, Yves Trouilhet, Karlheinz Hausmann, Andrew Horman
  • Patent number: D558498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Globalive Communications Corp.
    Inventor: Bryan Morris