Patents by Inventor Charles A. Gregory

Charles A. Gregory 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: 20190169054
    Abstract: A liquid waste treatment system includes: a baffle tank subsystem for particle settling; a preprocess tank subsystem downstream of the baffle tank subsystem; a process tank subsystem downstream of the preprocess tank subsystem; and a storage tank subsystem downstream of the process tank subsystem for the storage of treated liquid. A Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) processing module may be included and may be inserted into the preprocess tank subsystem or implemented in a second process tank downstream of the process tank subsystem. A faster disinfection may occur in the process tank subsystem, and a slower disinfection may occur in the second process tank according to distinct respective kill curves. An electrochemical cell may be operated in a pulse mode in liquid waste in a pulsed mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Piascik, Charles David Stokes, Ethan Klem, Brian Rhys Stoner, Christopher Gregory, Nicholas G. Baldasaro, Katelyn Lea Sellgren, David E. Rogers, Brian Grant, Brian Thomas Hawkins, Enzo Cellini
  • Publication number: 20190168435
    Abstract: A method of forming an oral product includes extruding a mixture, conveying the extruded mixture through one or more pairs of forming rollers, and cutting the extruded mixture into one or more oral products. The mixture can include polymer and at least one flavorant, sweetener, active ingredient, or combination thereof. The extruded mixture forms an extrudate having a predetermined cross-sectional shape. The one or more pairs of forming rollers abut to define a passage there between as each forming roller rotates. The passage has a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the predetermined cross-sectional shape. The method can be performed using a machine including an extruder, one or more pairs of forming rollers, and a cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Carl Gregory MILLER, Charles Lester DENDY, Jeremy J. STRAIGHT, Gregory James GRISCIK
  • Publication number: 20190169058
    Abstract: A solid waste treatment system includes: a solid-liquid separator module configured to receive mixed solid and liquid waste and separating solid material from the mixed solid and liquid waste; an accumulator and macerator module configured to receive and macerate the solid material from the solid-liquid separator module; a drying module configured to receive and dry the macerated solid material from the accumulator and macerator module; and a combustion module configured to receive and combust the dried macerated solid material from the drying module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Piascik, Charles David Stokes, Ethan Klem, Brian Rhys Stoner, Christopher Gregory, Nicholas G. Baldasaro, Katelyn Lea Sellgren, David E. Rogers, Brian Grant, Brian Thomas Hawkins, Enzo Cellini
  • Patent number: 10242430
    Abstract: A method for collaborative CAx editing may include enabling a user to define a partitioning constraint for a design space and partitioning the design space into editing regions according to the partitioning constraint and assigning users to specific editing regions. The method may also include displaying a feature tree, enabling a user to select and lock a selected feature for editing by a specified user, enabling the specified user to edit the selected feature and blocking access from other users to the selected feature. An apparatus corresponding to the above method is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Walter Edward Red, Felicia Marshall, Charles Gregory Jensen, Prasad Weerakoon, Rob Moncur
  • Patent number: 10140402
    Abstract: A method for collaborative analysis pre-processing of electronic models of engineering objects includes assigning a first user to de-feature a model of an engineering object during a first session to provide a de-featured model of an engineering object, assigning a second user to conduct other FEA pre-processing operations on the model of the engineering object during a second session, and applying the other FEA pre-processing operations for the model of the engineering object to the de-featured model of the engineering object. Example of other FEA pre-processing operations include applying a material definition to a geometry, pre-meshing a geometry, initiating automated meshing of a geometry, validating automated meshing of a geometry, editing a mesh for a geometry, manually meshing a geometry, and defining one or more boundary conditions for a geometry. The second session and the first session may be conducted concurrently. A corresponding system and apparatus are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Larissa Cannon, Charles Gregory Jensen, Thomas Trevor Nysetvold
  • Publication number: 20180332344
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a video system. The video system includes a digital video recorder comprising a first camera interface configured to receive video captured from a first plurality of cameras, a packet interface configured to receive in a packet format video captured by a second plurality of cameras, and a storage system configured to store the video captured by the first plurality of cameras and the video captured by the second plurality of cameras. The video system also includes a video encoder coupled to the digital video recorder by a packet link, where the video encoder includes a second camera interface configured to receive video captured from the second plurality of cameras and an output interface configured to transfer in the packet format the video captured by the second plurality of cameras for delivery to the digital video recorder over the packet link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Martel, Charles Gregory Lampe, Louis Marchand, Jim Moran
  • Patent number: 10108627
    Abstract: A system for collaborating on a component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a multi-user CAx environment including a data module and an editing module. The data module is configured to access a database corresponding to a component design. The component design corresponds to a group of predetermined functions. The editing module is configured to generate at least one user-defined function operable to characterize the component design, and configured to cause the data module to store data corresponding to the at least one user-defined function to the database. A method for collaborating on a component design is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Sowa, Joshua Daniel Winn, Charles Gregory Jensen
  • Patent number: 10108774
    Abstract: A method for generating a toolpath includes providing a plurality of machining target models based on a model of an engineering object, assigning the machining target models to CAM clients operated by users, receiving a machining instruction sequence from each CAM client, and machining a part by executing each of the machining instruction sequences on one or more machine tools. The machining instruction sequences may be merged into a single machining instruction sequence before being executed by a machine tool. The machining target models may be created manually or automatically generated. In certain embodiments, the machining target models are generated by spatially partitioning the model of the engineering object. In one embodiment, features that are allocated to a separate machining process are removed from the machining target models. A corresponding apparatus is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Thomas Trevor Nysetvold, Jordan Lowell Johnson, Eric Joseph Wardell, Charles Gregory Jensen
  • Patent number: 10048841
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and program product are disclosed for collaborative project management. One apparatus includes a selection module that receives a selection by a local user of an information handling device to display an application screen of a remote user of multiple remote users. The application screen of the remote user displays a project used by the multiple remote users in a collaborative environment. The apparatus includes a display module that displays on the information handling device the application screen of the remote user. The application screen of the remote user is updated immediately as modifications to the project are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Brett Stone, Philip Cox, David French, Ammon Hepworth, Charles Gregory Jensen, Walter Edward Red
  • Patent number: 10028018
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a video system. The video system includes a digital video recorder comprising a first camera interface configured to receive video captured from a first plurality of cameras, a packet interface configured to receive in a packet format video captured by a second plurality of cameras, and a storage system configured to store the video captured by the first plurality of cameras and the video captured by the second plurality of cameras. The video system also includes a video encoder coupled to the digital video recorder by a packet link, where the video encoder includes a second camera interface configured to receive video captured from the second plurality of cameras and an output interface configured to transfer in the packet format the video captured by the second plurality of cameras for delivery to the digital video recorder over the packet link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Martel, Charles Gregory Lampe, Louis Marchand, Jim Moran
  • Patent number: 10010254
    Abstract: A fabric with an integrated sensor array and optionally with an integrated display; the fabric may be mounted to the surface of an object to be measured or monitored. The fabric may comprise multiple laminar layers, such as sensor layers, processing layers, display layers, and cladding layers for protection and sealing. Data analysis performed by processing layers may include beamforming operations, frequency filters, or any desired transformations. An illustrative display uses a layer of liquid crystal cells sandwiched between polarizing filter layers. An illustrative sensor array is an array of piezoelectric acoustic sensors formed by adjacent layers of calcium carbonate cells and potassium bitartrate cells. An application of acoustic sensor arrays may include for example a patch attached to a person's skin that senses and displays the location and size of blood vessels under the skin using the sound generated by blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: WAVE ARRAY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Gregory Passmore
  • Patent number: 9990008
    Abstract: A modular virtual reality headset that may be operated in multiple modes. Embodiments enable a mount with modular receivers having electronic and mechanical interfaces that accept swappable modules. Swappable modules may include swappable display modules, swappable audio modules, and swappable sensor modules. Embodiments enable multiple modes of operation, including for example a virtual mode to display virtual reality environments, a real mode to display images of the real environment surrounding the user, and an augmented reality mode that overlays real scenes with other information. Embodiments may also provide multiple modes of operation for audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam Li
  • Publication number: 20180137944
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various configurations and components of a molten fuel fast or thermal nuclear reactor for managing the operating temperature in the reactor core. The disclosure includes various configurations of direct reactor auxiliary cooling system (DRACS) heat exchangers and primary heat exchangers as well as descriptions of improved flow paths for nuclear fuel, primary coolant and DRACS coolant through the reactor components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, Anselmo T. Cisneros, Daniel Flowers, Charles Gregory Freeman, Mark A. Havstad, Kevin Kramer, Jeffery F. Latkowski, Jon D. McWhirter, John R. Suyes, III
  • Patent number: 9961332
    Abstract: A display system for a head mounted device that illuminates the peripheral regions of the user's field of view to enhance an immersive experience. The system may use peripheral light emitters to the left and right of one or more central displays. Peripheral light emitters may provide lower resolution images, or only with vertical resolution, corresponding to the user's lower resolution vision in these peripheral regions. Reflective surfaces and lenses may be used to direct peripheral light into desired shapes and patterns. Rendering of peripheral light colors and intensities at each peripheral pixel may use approximations for improved performance since users may not be sensitive to precise color values in the peripheral regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam Li
  • Publication number: 20180074562
    Abstract: A system and method configured to improve the function of a network of Power Over Ethernet (POE) devices. The system and method is configured such that a digital video recorder (DVR) actively monitors the POE devices using the POE device application programming interface (API). The DVR, in response to a POE failure or non-responsive POE status may automatically power cycle the port of the network switch corresponding to the POE device, or may power cycle (reboot) the network switch. The system and method also may notify a remote user through a wide area network (WAN) and remote monitor, allowing the remote user to alternatively manually power cycle the network switch and/or the POE(s) ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Lampe, James Craig Moran, Simon Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20180068750
    Abstract: Configurations of molten fuel salt reactors are described that utilize neutron-reflecting coolants or a combination of primary salt coolants and secondary neutron-reflecting coolants. Further configurations are described that circulate liquid neutron-reflecting material around a reactor core to control the neutronics of the reactor. Furthermore, configurations which use the circulating neutron-reflecting material to actively cool the containment vessel are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Anselmo T. Cisneros, Charles Gregory Freeman, Kevin Kramer, Jeffery F. Latkowski
  • Patent number: 9871796
    Abstract: A system for collaborating on a component a first multi-user CAx environment including a data module. The first multi-user CAx environment corresponds to a first profile. The data module is configured to access data relating to a component design in a database. The database relates to a group of function-based commands. A synchronization module is configured to cause the data module to access at least one work area relating to the component design according to one of at least three access levels when at least one predetermined criterion is met, and another one of the at least three access levels when the at least one predetermined criterion is not met. A method for designing a component is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William A. Sowa, Charles Gregory Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170316841
    Abstract: Configurations of molten fuel salt reactors are described that include an auxiliary cooling system which shared part of the primary coolant loop but allows for passive cooling of decay heat from the reactor. Furthermore, different pump configurations for circulating molten fuel through the reactor core and one or more in vessel heat exchangers are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, Anselmo T. Cisneros, JR., Robert A. Corbin, Daniel Flowers, Charles Gregory Freeman, Mark A. Havstad, Christopher J. Johns, Brian C. Kelleher, Kevin Kramer, Jeffery F. Latkowski, Jon D. McWhirter
  • Publication number: 20170316840
    Abstract: Configurations of molten fuel salt reactors are described that allow for active cooling of the containment vessel of the reactor by the primary coolant. Furthermore, naturally circulating reactor configurations are described in which the reactor cores are substantially frustum-shaped so that the thermal center of the reactor core is below the outlet of the primary heat exchangers. Heat exchanger configurations are described in which welded components are distanced from the reactor core to reduce the damage caused by neutron flux from the reactor. Radial loop reactor configurations are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, Anselmo T. Cisneros, JR., Daniel Flowers, Charles Gregory Freeman, Mark A. Havstad, Christopher J. Johns, Brian C. Kelleher, Kevin Kramer, Jeffery F. Latkowski, Jon D. McWhirter
  • Patent number: D831988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VR MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Gregory Passmore