Patents by Inventor Charles J. Call

Charles J. Call 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: 10313202
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a system and method to systematically map complex network topologies for providing real-time network address and service port information for each network or Internet of Things (IoT) device in the system. Furthermore, various class objects also provide a real-time configuration capability of devices, routers, modems, VPNs, and NATs in the system. Accordingly, the system can be managed with minimal user involvement while maintaining ongoing accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LiveView Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Richard Lindsey, Skyler J. Call, Charles G. Hayward
  • Publication number: 20190026839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing accounting services and corporate strategic planning services that comprise processing and aggregating financial transaction data and a plurality of input variables for maintaining a subscriber's general ledger, outputting audit ready financial reports, providing strategic planning inputs and by using at least one of semi-automated and machine learning algorithms are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Fin Box Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Drangmeister, R. Blake Ridgeway, Karen Stock, Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20180246120
    Abstract: Coating materials such as MALDI matrix solutions are aerosolized and are used to coat analyte particles in an acoustic coater. Methods and devices for coating analyte particles in real time are disclosed. The coating improves the detection and quantification of the analyte particles using analytical instruments such as an aerosol time of flight mass spectrometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Zeteo Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne A. Bryden, Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20150361278
    Abstract: A method for treating a surface touched by people to reduce an amount of microbes transferred to people touching the surface, the method comprising the step of depositing a conformal coating onto the surface, the coating comprising an ablative layer, the ablative layer being formed of a material sufficiently soft or frangible such that the ablation layer is worn away in response to repeated human contact, said coating comprising a material that is hydrophobic when the conformal coating has cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: CLEANSPOT, INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Thomas S. Corbitt, David Karshmer
  • Publication number: 20150247111
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for biomass cultivation (preferably using algae) incorporating photo bio-reactor (PBR) technology coupled with a heat sink to increase energy efficiency. An external PBR array is coupled to an indoor storage tank system with a volume equal to or greater than the volume of the PBR array. A controller can be used to optimize the growth of biomass by optimizing three key growth parameters: exposure to sunlight, temperature and nutrients. The indoor tank system serves as a reservoir where algae can be protected from harsh ambient conditions, minimizing the cost of energy for heating and cooling that would normally be incurred to accommodate ambient temperature swings caused by weather if the biomass is always stored in an outdoor PBR array. During cold winter nights, the biomass can be brought indoors to conserve thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Luke Spangenburg, Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20130288228
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for biomass cultivation (preferably using algae) incorporating photo bio-reactor (PBR) technology coupled with a heat sink to increase energy efficiency. An external PBR array is coupled to an indoor storage tank system with a volume equal to or greater than the volume of the PBR array. A controller can be used to optimize the growth of biomass by optimizing three key growth parameters: exposure to sunlight, temperature and nutrients. The indoor tank system serves as a reservoir where algae can be protected from harsh ambient conditions, minimizing the cost of energy for heating and cooling that would normally be incurred to accommodate ambient temperature swings caused by weather if the biomass is always stored in an outdoor PBR array. During cold winter nights, the biomass can be brought indoors to conserve thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Arthur Anderson, Luke Spangenburg, Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20120122074
    Abstract: A multi-tier approach for use in a mailroom for detecting bio-threats conveyed by mail. In a first tier procedure, mail entering the mailroom is continuously automatically screened at a mail screening station to detect a potential bio-threat contamination. If a potential bio-threat is detected, an alarm signal is generated, a sample of the potential bio-threat is collected, and a second tier procedure is initiated. The second tier procedure uses a manual test, such as a nucleic acid amplification and detection assay to detect any of a plurality of different specific bio-threats in the sample. If a specific bio-threat is found, appropriate steps are taken to limit spread of the bio-threat and exposure of personnel. A third tier procedure uses a manual assay to check for a specific toxin in background samples collected over a predefined time interval at each mail screening station and in the air handling system for the mailroom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20120122075
    Abstract: A multi-tier approach for use in a detecting harmful agents conveyed by the air. In a first tier procedure, the air (in a structure or a predefined area) is continuously automatically screened at a plurality of different predefined locations by air sensors distributed in the area to be monitored. Each air sensor is configured to detect a potentially harmful substance that is carried by the air proximate the predefined location, to determine if a potentially harmful substance might be present, but need not identify a specific harmful substance. When a potentially harmful agent is identified by an air sensor in the first tier screening, a sample of the potential threat is collected, and a second tier procedure is initiated. The second tier procedure uses a manual test, such as a nucleic acid amplification and detection assay to detect any of a plurality of different specific threats in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MesoSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Ezra Merrill
  • Patent number: 8173431
    Abstract: A multi-tier approach for use in a mailroom for detecting bio-threats conveyed by mail. In a first tier procedure, mail entering the mailroom is continuously automatically screened at a mail screening station to detect a potential bio-threat contamination. If a potential bio-threat is detected, an alarm signal is generated, a sample of the potential bio-threat is collected, and a second tier procedure is initiated. The second tier procedure uses a manual test, such as a nucleic acid amplification and detection assay to detect any of a plurality of different specific bio-threats in the sample. If a specific bio-threat is found, appropriate steps are taken to limit spread of the bio-threat and exposure of personnel. A third tier procedure uses a manual assay to check for a specific toxin in background samples collected over a predefined time interval at each mail screening station and in the air handling system for the mailroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 8047053
    Abstract: Various screening systems are disclosed, including a system including a radiation detection component, a toxic chemical detection component, a toxic chemical agent sampling component, a bio-threat detection component, a puffer-based bio-threat sampling component, an explosive detection component, and an X-ray based imager, such that it automatically screens mail for the presence of multiple threat agents, such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. An automated sample arm collects a sample when a sampling substrate contacts a portion of the item of mail while there is relative motion between the automated sample arm and the item of mail. The sample is conveyed to a detector and the sampling substrate is regenerated by heating it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: ICX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Carl Chipman, Greg Frye-Mason, Riney Bennett
  • Patent number: 7922781
    Abstract: A compact hydrogen generator for use with fuel cells and other applications includes a hydrogen membrane reactor having a combustion chamber and a reaction chamber. The two chambers are have a fluid connection and a heat exchange relationship with one another. The hydrogen generation apparatus also includes a fuel supply, a fuel supply line for transporting fuel from the fuel supply to the reaction chamber, an oxygen supply, an oxygen supply line for transporting oxygen from the oxygen supply to the combustion chamber, as well as a tail gas supply line for transporting tail gas supply line for transporting tail gases from the reaction chamber, a combustion by-product line for transporting combustion by-products for the combustion chamber, and a reaction product line for transporting hydrogen from the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventors: Anand S. Chellappa, Michael Roy Powell, Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 7875089
    Abstract: A hydrogen generation apparatus employs a thermocatalytic reactor (60) formed of a top plate (62), a bottom plate (66), and a reactor core (64) disposed between the top an bottom plates. The reactor core has a reaction surface (64a) and a combustion surface (64b), each surface having a raised periphery defining opposing ends (61a and 61b) and opposing sides (63a and 63b). The reaction surface (64a) and the top plate (62) together define a reaction chamber and the combustion surface (64b) and the bottom plate (66) together define a combustion chamber. The reaction core (64) has a first set of a plurality of spaced apart, substantially straight radiating fins (76a) extending from the reaction surface (64a) and a second set of a plurality of spaced part, substantially straight radiating fins (76b) extending from the combustion surface (64b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Roy Powell, Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 7811529
    Abstract: A compact hydrogen generator for use with fuel cells and other applications includes a hydrogen membrane reactor having a combustion chamber and a reaction chamber. The two chambers are have a fluid connection and a heat exchange relationship with one another. The hydrogen generation apparatus also includes a fuel supply, a fuel supply line for transporting fuel from the fuel supply to the reaction chamber, an oxygen supply, an oxygen supply line for transporting oxygen form the oxygen supply to the combustion chamber, as well as a tail gas supply line for transporting tail gas supply line for transporting tail gases form the reaction chamber, a combustion by-product line for transporting combustion by-products for the combustion chamber, and a reaction product line for transporting hydrogen from the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Powell, Charles J. Call
  • Publication number: 20100242632
    Abstract: Particles are removed from a fluid stream, such as air, and are deposited on one or more collection surfaces. A pre-filter can be employed to reject oversized particles and contaminants, such as rain and insects. A concentrator is employed to increase a concentration of particles larger than a pre-defined particle size in at least a portion of the fluid, producing a concentrated volume of fluid. The concentrator and pre-filter can, for example, be virtual impactors. The concentrated volume of fluid/air is directed to the collection surface(s), where particles in the concentrated volume of air are deposited. In at least one embodiment, the collection surface is a bed of beads, reducing loss of particles that might occur due to particles bouncing from a single collection surface. A sampling component removes a portion of the deposited particles to generate a sample, which is analyzed by an analytical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 7799567
    Abstract: Particles are removed from a fluid stream, such as air, and are deposited on one or more collection surfaces. A pre-filter can be employed to reject oversized particles and contaminants, such as rain and insects. A concentrator is employed to increase a concentration of particles larger than a pre-defined particle size in at least a portion of the fluid, producing a concentrated volume of fluid. The concentrator and pre-filter can, for example, be virtual impactors. The concentrated volume of fluid/air is directed to the collection surface(s), where particles in the concentrated volume of air are deposited. In at least one embodiment, the collection surface is a bed of beads, reducing loss of particles that might occur due to particles bouncing from a single collection surface. A sampling component removes a portion of the deposited particles to generate a sample, which is analyzed by an analytical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 7759123
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing concentrated spots of collected particulates from an impact collection surface, and transferring those particulates into a container suitable for preparing a liquid sample. A jet of fluid can be utilized to remove and transfer the particulates. If a liquid jet is employed, care is taken to minimize the quantity of liquid to avoid unnecessarily diluting the sample. A mechanical scraper can alternatively be employed to remove and transfer the particulates into the container. The scraper can be rinsed with liquid or vibrated to remove the particulates. Alternatively, the portion of the surface containing a specific spot of particulates can be removed and placed into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Patrick T. Call, Vanessa M. Kenning, Eric Hanczyc, Andrew Kamholz
  • Patent number: 7601206
    Abstract: Potable water is produced by extraction of water vapor from air. Water absorbed inside a desiccant bed is forced into vapor phase by using input heat energy, for example, waste heat from the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. Pre-heating a portion of the desiccant material prior to desorption enhances efficiency. Energy for the pre-heating may be obtained by recovering heat from the desiccant material prior to adsorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Robert C. Beckius, Ezra L. Merrill, Seung-Ho Hong, Mike Powell
  • Publication number: 20090223236
    Abstract: Potable water is produced by extraction of water vapor from air. Water absorbed inside a desiccant bed is forced into vapor phase by using input heat energy, for example, waste heat from the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. Pre-heating a portion of the desiccant material prior to desorption enhances efficiency. Energy for the pre-heating may be obtained by recovering heat from the desiccant material prior to adsorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Charles J. Call, Robert C. Beckius, Ezra L. Merrill, Seung-Ho Hong, Mike Powell
  • Patent number: 7041260
    Abstract: A fluid treatment system incorporating an integrated heat exchanger and thermal treatment unit. A fan draws or pushes a contaminated fluid through the heat exchanger, which is preferably of the counter flow type. The integrated heat exchanger and thermal treatment unit is fabricated by stacking sheets of metal foil so that gaps are defined between adjacent sheets. These gaps define alternating untreated and treated fluid channels. The untreated fluid flows through the heat exchanger and into the thermal treatment unit, with is disposed within aligned orifices formed in the metal foil sheets. Heat transfer occurs between adjacent treated and untreated channels, which greatly improves the efficiency with which a temperature of the untreated fluid entering the heat exchanger is changed as a result of heat transfer with the treated fluid that is exiting the heat exchanger. A header system is in fluid communication with either all of the treated or all of the untreated fluid channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Seung-Ho Hong, Michael R. Powell, Charles J. Call
  • Patent number: 6951147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to optimizing the configuration of rotary impact collectors and devices in which such rotary impact collectors are employed. Rotary impact collectors are formed out of base plate upon which a plurality of vanes are mounted. One aspect of the present invention is a combined impact collector and fan in which the ratio of vane height to impeller diameter is in the range of about 0.01 to about 0.2. Preferably, the vanes are evenly spaced around the impeller so as to present a balanced load to the motor. Other performance enhancing elements include the use of truncated vanes, configurations optimized for injection molding fabrication, controlling the orientation of the vanes to reduce the formation of vortex forces, and enhancements configured to increase the ability to collected particles rinsed off such impellers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mesosystems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick T. Call, Vanessa M. Kenning, Charles J. Call