Patents by Inventor Charles Jeff Allred

Charles Jeff Allred 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: 20220065680
    Abstract: A fluid quantity sensor system for sensing a fluid quantity in a fluid tank can include one or more strain sensors configured to be disposed in physical communication with the tank to sense a strain on one or more portions of the tank. The one or more strain sensors can include at least a first strain sensor disposed in physical communication with a first portion of the tank, and a second strain sensor disposed in physical communication with the second portion of the tank such that the first strain sensor is configured to sense a strain of the first portion of the tank and the second strain sensor is configured to sense a strain of the second portion of the tank. The first strain sensor and the second strain sensor can be positioned such that externally induced stress on a structure forming and/or supporting the tank can be cancelled out such that such that a strain caused by only the fluid in the tank can be determined to determine a weight of the fluid in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Allred, Christopher Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210364419
    Abstract: A method of identifying a viral compound, which includes modulating a narrow linewidth laser over a range of frequencies to provide a modulated optical signal that includes a single optical sideband, optically focusing the modulated optical signal with the single optical sideband at a viral sample to excite the viral sample and stimulate an emission of photons therefrom, and detecting amplification of the optical sideband emanating from the viral sample indicating an emission of photons at an acoustic resonance of the viral sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Allred, Raymond Zanoni
  • Patent number: 10442545
    Abstract: A liquid measurement system for determining a quantity of a liquid within a tank includes a pressurized air supply, a valve connected to the pressurized air supply with the valve able to introduce a known mass of air into the tank, a pressure sensor able to measure the change in air pressure within the tank, and a processor operatively connected to the valve and the pressure sensor. The processor is able to determine the volume of the liquid within the tank from the known mass of air introduced into the tank and the change in air pressure within the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Crowne, Charles Jeff Allred
  • Publication number: 20180299315
    Abstract: A liquid measurement system for determining a quantity of a liquid within a tank includes a pressurized air supply, a valve connected to the pressurized air supply with the valve able to introduce a known mass of air into the tank, a pressure sensor able to measure the change in air pressure within the tank, and a processor operatively connected to the valve and the pressure sensor. The processor is able to determine the volume of the liquid within the tank from the known mass of air introduced into the tank and the change in air pressure within the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David H. Crowne, Charles Jeff Allred