Patents by Inventor Charles Monroe

Charles Monroe 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: 20210102594
    Abstract: Stockbridge dampers are provided. A Stockbridge damper includes a first clamp, and a second clamp spaced along a longitudinal axis from the first clamp, wherein a distance is defined along the longitudinal axis between the first clamp and the second clamp. A Stockbridge damper further includes a wire strand extending generally along the longitudinal axis through and between the first clamp and the second clamp, the wire strand including a first end portion extending from a distal side of the first clamp, a second end portion extending from a distal side of the second clamp, and an intermediate portion extending between proximal sides of the first and second clamps. A Stockbridge damper further includes a first weight connected to the first end portion of the wire strand, and a second weight connected to the second end portion of the wire strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Kranz, Charles Monroe Price, III, Morey Robert Samuel Agnew
  • Patent number: 10699829
    Abstract: A cooling system for use in a superconducting magnet comprising a high temperature superconductor, HTS, coil. The cooling system comprises a refrigeration unit, one or more coolant channels, and a pumping unit. The refrigeration unit is configured to cool a gas, wherein the gas is hydrogen or helium. The one or more coolant channels are configured to be placed in thermal contact with components of the superconducting magnet and to carry said gas. The pumping unit is configured to pump said gas through the coolant channels. The refrigeration unit and pumping unit are configured to maintain the gas at a pressure and temperature such that a Joule-Thompson coefficient of the gas is positive, and the coolant channel is configured to reduce the pressure of gas as it flows through the channel by one or more of a throttle, a valve, and choice and/or variance of a cross section of the coolant channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOKAMAK ENERGY LTD
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Paul Noonan
  • Patent number: 10408895
    Abstract: A carrier for a sample of highly polarized material includes a shell having a radially exterior surface and a radially interior surface, and a sample of highly polarized material interiorly adjacent to the radially interior surface. The shell may be substantially cylindrical, and may be constructed from a magnetic or non-magnetic material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise a methyl rotor group material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise pyruvic acid or an acetic acid. The sample of highly polarized material may be co-axial with the cylindrical shell. The sample of highly polarized material may be bonded or frozen to the radially interior surface of the shell. The carrier may further comprise a wad of material that forms a volume and contacts an axially proximate end of at least one of the shell or the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Bruker Biospin Corporation, Millikelvin Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hirsch, Avrum Belzer, Neal Kalechofsky, Charles Monroe
  • Publication number: 20180261366
    Abstract: A cooling system for use in a superconducting magnet comprising a high temperature superconductor, HTS, coil. The cooling system comprises a refrigeration unit, one or more coolant channels, and a pumping unit. The refrigeration unit is configured to cool a gas, wherein the gas is hydrogen or helium. The one or more coolant channels are configured to be placed in thermal contact with components of the superconducting magnet and to carry said gas. The pumping unit is configured to pump said gas through the coolant channels. The refrigeration unit and pumping unit are configured to maintain the gas at a pressure and temperature such that a Joule-Thompson coefficient of the gas is positive, and the coolant channel is configured to reduce the pressure of gas as it flows through the channel by one or more of a throttle, a valve, and choice and/or variance of a cross section of the coolant channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Charles MONROE, Paul NOONAN
  • Patent number: 9960467
    Abstract: A non-aqueous type magnesium oxygen battery including a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a non-aqueous magnesium ion conductor, and a promoter is described. The negative electrode is configured to absorb magnesium and release magnesium ion. The positive electrode is configured to produce a discharge product that includes magnesium and oxygen during a discharge process of the battery. The non-aqueous magnesium on conductor is between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The promoter is included with the positive electrode. The promoter is configured to promote MgO2 (magnesium peroxide) production during the discharge process of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Junichi Naruse, Donald Siegel, Jeffrey Smith, Gulin Vardar, Charles Monroe
  • Publication number: 20170155177
    Abstract: A non-aqueous type magnesium oxygen battery including a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a non-aqueous magnesium ion conductor, and a promoter is described. The negative electrode is configured to absorb magnesium and release magnesium ion. The positive electrode is configured to produce a discharge product that includes magnesium and oxygen during a discharge process of the battery. The non-aqueous magnesium on conductor is between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The promoter is included with the positive electrode. The promoter is configured to promote MgO2 (magnesium peroxide) production during the discharge process of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Junichi NARUSE, Donald SIEGEL, Jeffrey SMITH, Gulin VARDAR, Charles MONROE
  • Publication number: 20160285108
    Abstract: A rechargeable magnesium oxygen battery, which can be recharged with high efficiency, including a negative electrode, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte catalyst. The negative electrode is configured to release magnesium ions during discharge of the battery, and configured to precipitate elemental magnesium during charging of the battery. The positive electrode is configured to precipitate discharge products that include at least magnesium and oxygen during discharge of the battery, and for releasing magnesium ions during charging of the battery. The electrolyte catalyst is between the negative electrode and the positive electrode. The electrolyte catalyst can be any suitable compound configured to facilitate adsorption of at least one of the electrolyte catalyst and anions thereof on the discharge product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Junichi NARUSE, Hidehiko HIRAMATSU, Donald SIEGEL, Jeffrey SMITH, Gulin VARDAR, Charles MONROE
  • Publication number: 20140289087
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Publication number: 20140263359
    Abstract: A carrier for a sample of highly polarized material includes a shell having a radially exterior surface and a radially interior surface, and a sample of highly polarized material interiorly adjacent to the radially interior surface. The shell may be substantially cylindrical, and may be constructed from a magnetic or non-magnetic material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise a methyl rotor group material. The sample of highly polarized material may comprise pyruvic acid or an acetic acid. The sample of highly polarized material may be co-axial with the cylindrical shell. The sample of highly polarized material may be bonded or frozen to the radially interior surface of the shell. The carrier may further comprise a wad of material that forms a volume and contacts an axially proximate end of at least one of the shell or the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Bruker Biospin Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Hirsch, Avrum Belzer, Neal Kalechofsky, Charles Monroe
  • Patent number: 8370240
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Publication number: 20120259766
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Patent number: 8239301
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Publication number: 20110093373
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Patent number: 7882002
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Publication number: 20100131427
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Patent number: 7685042
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Patent number: 7599867
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for chart pattern recognition and analysis. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided to enable a trader to select a portion of a chart to be used in the chart pattern analysis. The pattern of the selected portion of the chart could then be used to find one or more similar chart patterns in a user-defined timeframe, such as any future time period or a time period in the past. When a reoccurring chart pattern is found in any future time period, an alert signal can be generated to alert a user of a possibility of the chart pattern reoccurrence. Alternatively, chart pattern matches can be found in a time period in the past, and a set of studies can be applied to the found matches to generate a set of reoccurring indicator values. The reoccurring indicator values can be used in combination with the chart pattern to detect any similar chart patterns in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Monroe, Alvin F. Tanpoco
  • Publication number: 20080276482
    Abstract: A target substance (8) is subject to a freeze drying process in which the substance is first passed into a freeze chamber (31) to reduce the temperature of the substance, and then passed into a separate vacuum chamber (32) in which a vacuum is applied to promote drying of the target substance. Because the carrier (10) and target substance (8) is moved from a freeze chamber (31) to a separate vacuum chamber (32) the environment can be more closely controlled and the cycling of freezing to drying can be more rapid. In this way the carrier (10) and target substance (8) is subject to the full temperature cycling without the surrounding chamber and apparatus being subject to the full cycle. This reduces time and energy costs. The technique is particularly suited to manufacturing biosensors using freeze dried reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: OXFORD BIOSENSORS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Morton Broughall, Charles Richard Wedge, Charles Monroe
  • Patent number: 5729073
    Abstract: A remote frequency adjustment system for controlling the vibrational frequency of the coils of a stator of a turbine generator. The system includes a top coil and a bottom coil supported by a coil support brace and a frequency adjustment system that allows for remote adjustment of the characteristic frequency of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Monroe Rowe, John Barry Sargeant