Patents by Inventor Carlos Salinas

Carlos Salinas 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: 20210356407
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, an optical capture system is provided. In one embodiment, a micro-scale optical capturing system is provided with low divergence (approximately 1°) of the incident light and low acceptance angle (<8°) of the captured light. According to embodiments, a micro-scale optical capturing system is provided with a large number of collimated high-power white LEDs as light sources, between 60 and 100 units, for example, and may be positioned at distances of about 650 mm from the sample. In one embodiment, a digital camera using 50 mm focal objective with a 25 mm length extension tube captures images of the sample. This provides a working distance of approximately 100 mm and at the same time maintains ×0.5 magnification for microscale captures, with an image size of 4×4 microns per pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEDDI, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos ALIAGA, Raúl ALCAIN, Carlos HERAS, Iñigo SALINAS, Sergio SUJA, Elena GARCÉS, Jorge LÓPEZ
  • Publication number: 20210353896
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training comprising: one or more electrochemical cells each comprising: a cathode and an anode separated by a proton exchange membrane, each of the anode and cathode in communication with an input and an output, wherein the input of the cathode is in fluid communication with ambient air, and wherein the input of the anode is in fluid communication with a source of liquid water; a power supply connected to the one or more electrochemical cells; and a mask in fluid communication with the output from the cathode of the one or more electrochemical cells, wherein oxygen is removed from the ambient air during contact with the cathode when hydrogen ions separated from liquid water by a catalyst on the anode convert oxygen in the ambient air into water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland, Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens
  • Publication number: 20210318033
    Abstract: A characterization device, system, and method for characterizing reflective elements from the light beams reflected in it. The device has two variable-gain detectors on a common structure, which can be portable or fixed, and for capturing light beams reflected by a reflective element, and from at least one processor characterizing the quality of the reflected light beams and evaluating the quality of the reflective element from its reflective capacity. Each detector has a lens for increasing the signal-to-noise ratio of the reflected beam or beams, a light sensor on which the beam or beams captured by the lens are focused, an automatic gain selection system associated with the optical sensor, and a data communication device associated with the device itself. A characterization system and a characterization method for characterizing reflective elements from the quality of the light beams reflected in at least one reflective element or heliostat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUNDACIÓN CENER-CIEMAT
    Inventors: Iñigo LES AGUERREA, Amaia MUTUBERRIA LARRAYOZ, Adrian PEÑA LAPUENTE, Marcelino SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, Carlos HERAS VILA, Iñigo SALINA ÁRIZ, David IZQUIERDO NÚÑEZ, Javier GARCIA-BARBERENA LABIANO
  • Publication number: 20210271458
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of managing an app, and a corresponding computer system, are provided. The computer-implemented method includes providing a remote app development user interface (UI) to a user for developing the app. A remote app management platform creates the app based on interaction by a user with the remote app development UI. Information about a type of use and a target computing system of the app, respectively, is receiving from the user via a remote app management UI that is provided to the user and is communicatively coupled to the remote app management platform. The target computing system is caused to receive the app and information about an environment suitable for the type of use and the target computing system of the app from the remote app management platform. The target computing system is caused to use the app in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Carlos Salinas Gancedo
  • Publication number: 20210252246
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training including a breathable gas source; a mask in fluid communication with the breathable gas source; a mask-state detector that uses one or more criteria to determine if the mask is being worn by a subject, wherein the mask-state detector is capable of communicating an indication of a mask-off state or a mask-on state; a flowmeter in fluid communication with the mask and coupled to the mask-state detector; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the mask and with the breathable gas source, and coupled to the mask-state detector, wherein the pressure regulator sets a first pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-off state or a second pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-on state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland, Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens
  • Patent number: 11071840
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training comprising: one or more electrochemical cells each comprising: a cathode and an anode separated by a proton exchange membrane, each of the anode and cathode in communication with an input and an output, wherein the input of the cathode is in fluid communication with ambient air, and wherein the input of the anode is in fluid communication with a source of liquid water; a power supply connected to the one or more electrochemical cells; and a mask in fluid communication with the output from the cathode of the one or more electrochemical cells, wherein oxygen is removed from the ambient air during contact with the cathode when hydrogen ions separated from liquid water by a catalyst on the anode convert oxygen in the ambient air into water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland, Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens
  • Patent number: 11007339
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training including a breathable gas source; a mask in fluid communication with the breathable gas source; a mask-state detector that uses one or more criteria to determine if the mask is being worn by a subject, wherein the mask-state detector is capable of communicating an indication of a mask-off state or a mask-on state; a flowmeter in fluid communication with the mask and coupled to the mask-state detector; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the mask and with the breathable gas source, and coupled to the mask-state detector, wherein the pressure regulator sets a first pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-off state or a second pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland, Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens
  • Publication number: 20210078878
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method including providing an anode and a cathode; providing a desalination device operably coupled to establish an electrical potential between the anode and the cathode when the desalination device is operating; providing water containing dissolved solids; thereby establishing the electrical potential; reducing a salinity of the water by supplying the water to the desalination device; and generating electrical power by reducing the salinity of the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parkey, Justin McIntire, Carlos Salinas
  • Patent number: 10875793
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method including providing an anode and a cathode; providing a desalination device operably coupled to establish an electrical potential between the anode and the cathode when the desalination device is operating; providing water containing dissolved solids; thereby establishing the electrical potential; reducing a salinity of the water by supplying the water to the desalination device; and generating electrical power by reducing the salinity of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parkey, Justin McIntire, Carlos Salinas
  • Publication number: 20200024159
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method including providing an anode and a cathode; providing a desalination device operably coupled to establish an electrical potential between the anode and the cathode when the desalination device is operating; providing water containing dissolved solids; thereby establishing the electrical potential; reducing a salinity of the water by supplying the water to the desalination device; and generating electrical power by reducing the salinity of the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parkey, Justin McIntire, Carlos Salinas
  • Publication number: 20180296877
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training including a breathable gas source; a mask in fluid communication with the breathable gas source; a mask-state detector that uses one or more criteria to determine if the mask is being worn by a subject, wherein the mask-state detector is capable of communicating an indication of a mask-off state or a mask-on state; a flowmeter in fluid communication with the mask and coupled to the mask-state detector; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the mask and with the breathable gas source, and coupled to the mask-state detector, wherein the pressure regulator sets a first pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-off state or a second pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-on state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland, Geoffrey Duncan Hitchens
  • Patent number: 9896289
    Abstract: A method of automatically mounting a sheet from a cutting table onto a spacer frame of an insulating glass unit begins with identifying a position and orientation of a specified sheet on the cutting table and moving a robotic sheet pickup apparatus to a corresponding position to that identified for the sheet. An edge of the specified sheet is lifted off of the table, beginning with mechanical suction that brings a corner of the sheet to within proximity of a primary vacuum suction of the pickup apparatus. In particular, the pickup apparatus may have a substantially planar platen with a set of channels coupled to a vacuum source. Once the sheet is fully picked up by vacuum suction, the sheet is laid upon a top surface of a tilt table, which can be simply the platen inverted. The table (or platen) is tilted to bring a corner of the sheet to abut against physical fences. Once the position and orientation of the sheet is so known, the sheet is oriented to correspond to a frame, and attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Vonn Sawatzky, Tom Engbersen, Christian H. Stoessel, Kayur A. Patel, Mark Cargill, Carlos Salinas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170326327
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training comprising: one or more electrochemical cells each comprising: a cathode and an anode separated by a proton exchange membrane, each of the anode and cathode in communication with an input and an output, wherein the input of the cathode is in fluid communication with ambient air, and wherein the input of the anode is in fluid communication with a source of liquid water; a power supply connected to the one or more electrochemical cells; and a mask in fluid communication with the output from the cathode of the one or more electrochemical cells, wherein oxygen is removed from the ambient air during contact with the cathode when hydrogen ions separated from liquid water by a catalyst on the anode convert oxygen in the ambient air into water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Reeh, Mahesh Waje, Mehmet Kesmez, Carlos Salinas, Jibi Varughese, John Zbranek, Seth Cocking, Ashwin Balasubramanian, Cory Teurman, James Netherland
  • Publication number: 20140261962
    Abstract: A method of automatically mounting a sheet from a cutting table onto a spacer frame of an insulating glass unit begins with identifying a position and orientation of a specified sheet on the cutting table and moving a robotic sheet pickup apparatus to a corresponding position to that identified for the sheet. An edge of the specified sheet is lifted off of the table, beginning with mechanical suction that brings a corner of the sheet to within proximity of a primary vacuum suction of the pickup apparatus. In particular, the pickup apparatus may have a substantially planar platen with a set of channels coupled to a vacuum source. Once the sheet is fully picked up by vacuum suction, the sheet is laid upon a top surface of a tilt table, which can be simply the platen inverted. The table (or platen) is tilted to bring a corner of the sheet to abut against physical fences. Once the position and orientation of the sheet is so known, the sheet is oriented to correspond to a frame, and attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Vonn Sawatzky, Tom Engbersen, Christian H. Stoessel, Kayur A. Patel, Mark Cargill, Carlos Salinas, JR.
  • Patent number: 7641889
    Abstract: An apparatus and method apply water to a hydrogen-containing composition, such as a hydride, in the presence of a catalyst that promotes hydrolysis to generate hydrogen in a controlled manner. The amount of catalyst used can be carefully tailored so that the reaction rate is limited by the amount of catalyst present (passive control) or it can be sufficiently large so that the reaction is controlled by the rate of water addition (active control).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Lynntech Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlos Salinas, Alan Cisar, Eric Clarke, Oliver J. Murphy, Brad Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20090324452
    Abstract: An apparatus and method apply water to a hydrogen-containing composition, such as a hydride, in the presence of a catalyst that promotes hydrolysis to generate hydrogen in a controlled manner. The amount of catalyst used can be carefully tailored so that the reaction rate is limited by the amount of catalyst present (passive control) or it can be sufficiently large so that the reaction is controlled by the rate of water addition (active control).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Carlos Salinas, Alan Cisar, Eric Clarke, Oliver J. Murphy, Brad Fiebig
  • Patent number: 7608350
    Abstract: Protecting a membrane and electrode assembly in an electrochemical cell having one or more electrocatalysts in intimate contact with the membrane during storage or shipment of the cell. The membrane may be provided in either the non-proton form of a dry or hydrated cation exchange membrane, such as an alkali metal cation form or an ammonium cation form; the wet or dry precursor form of a cation exchange membrane, such as the non-ionically conducting sulfonyl-fluoride polymer membrane; or the dry proton form of a cation exchange membrane. These membrane surfaces are not acidic under open circuit conditions experienced during storage or shipment of the cell. Since some electrocatalysts are degraded during contact with the acidic surface of a hydrated membrane, the non-acidic surface of the membrane protects these electrocatalysts. The method may be used on newly assembled electrochemical cells, on cells being taken out of service, and on membrane and electrode assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Lynntech, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver J. Murphy, Carlos Salinas
  • Publication number: 20070001514
    Abstract: A method for controlling multiple voltages in a power supply includes providing a plurality of DC to DC power converters. Each power converter includes a pulse width modulator controller having a control pin. The method also includes when a voltage supply to the power controllers reads a particular level. After the particular level is met, the method includes providing a respective rising ramp control signal to each respective control pin of the pulse width modulator controller such that each respective power converter generates desired voltage level over time characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Marshall, Carlos Salinas
  • Publication number: 20060257313
    Abstract: A method for dissipating heat in a hydrogen generator, comprising the steps of (a) providing a first chamber containing a first material selected from the group consisting of hydrates, (b) providing a second chamber containing a second material selected from the group consisting of hydrides and borohydrides, (c) causing the first material to undergo an endothermic reaction to evolve water, and (d) transporting a portion of the evolved water from the first chamber into the second chamber such that the second material undergoes an exothermic reaction to evolve hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Alan Cisar, Carlos Salinas, Sandra Withers-Kirby, Brad Fiebig
  • Patent number: 7105947
    Abstract: A method for controlling multiple voltages in a power supply includes providing a plurality of DC to DC power converters. Each power converter includes a pulse width modulator controller having a control pin. The method also includes when a voltage supply to the power controllers reads a particular level. After the particular level is met, the method includes providing a respective rising ramp control signal to each respective control pin of the pulse width modulator controller such that each respective power converter generates desired voltage level over time characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Marshall, Carlos A. Salinas