Patents by Inventor Christopher Lambert

Christopher Lambert 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: 10420200
    Abstract: An automated plasma cutting system is provided that includes a positioning system mounted to a support, an automated plasma arc torch mounted to the positioning system, and at least one power supply operatively connected to the automated plasma arc torch. The power supply may provide electrical power and fluid flow to the automated plasma arc torch for operation. The system further includes a controller in communication with the automated plasma arc torch and the power supply, and an auxiliary plasma arc torch operatively connected to the power supply, wherein the power supply provides electrical power and fluid flow to both the automated plasma arc torch and the auxiliary plasma arc torch. The automated plasma arc torch may process the workpiece to generate a set of features, while the auxiliary plasma arc torch may process/cut a residual framework of the workpiece remaining after formation of the set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Victor Equipment Company
    Inventors: Roger Lambert, David A. Tatham, Michael Sawchik, Douglass A. Demers, Jake Brandis, Michael Wolfinger, Nakhleh Hussary, Dirk Ott, Christopher Conway, Daniel Barnett, Thierry Renault, Kevin Horner-Richardson
  • Patent number: 10279416
    Abstract: A method of repairing an oxidized defect in a superalloy article includes removing substantially all of the oxidized defect to form a cleaned out portion of the superalloy article; filling a portion of the cleaned out portion with a weld by fusion welding; cracking the weld; and filling the cracked weld and a remaining portion of the cleaned out portion with a braze material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence James Whims, John Christopher Lambert, Cem Murat Eminoglu, Gary Charles Shubert, Piotr Artur Klimczuk, Adam Gaik
  • Patent number: 10154701
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a garment, such as a necktie or others. For example, the necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20180189341
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to enhancement or refinement of estimated locations based upon user-specific information. Upon user authorization, geographical information is extracted from a number of user-related sources, including the web browser history, search history, maps history, address book, e-mail archives and calendar entries. Such information is used to build a spatial index of specific physical locations for a geocoded result set. From this, heat maps identifying particular locations from the user-related sources are created for different periods of time. The heat maps may be used to refine an initial location estimate of the user. This may be done by determining whether one or more positions in a given heat map provide a more accurate position of the user than the initial estimate. If so, a best position is selected. This can be used to provide enhanced driving directions to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Mike Chu, Rohan Seth
  • Patent number: 9953047
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to enhancement or refinement of estimated locations based upon user-specific information. Upon user authorization, geographical information is extracted from a number of user-related sources, including the web browser history, search history, maps history, address book, e-mail archives and calendar entries. Such information is used to build a spatial index of specific physical locations for a geocoded result set. From this, heat maps identifying particular locations from the user-related sources are created for different periods of time. The heat maps may be used to refine an initial location estimate of the user. This may be done by determining whether one or more positions in a given heat map provide a more accurate position of the user than the initial estimate. If so, a best position is selected. This can be used to provide enhanced driving directions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Mike Chu, Rohan Seth
  • Publication number: 20180027905
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a garment, such as a necktie or others. For example, the necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20170266749
    Abstract: A method of repairing an oxidized defect in a superalloy article includes removing substantially all of the oxidized defect to form a cleaned out portion of the superalloy article; filling a portion of the cleaned out portion with a weld by fusion welding; cracking the weld; and filling the cracked weld and a remaining portion of the cleaned out portion with a braze material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence James WHIMS, John Christopher LAMBERT, Cem Murat EMINOGLU, Gary Charles SHUBERT, Piotr Artur KLIMCZUK, Adam GAIK
  • Patent number: 9674223
    Abstract: A computer program product has a computer-readable storage medium having computer program instructions embodied therein for performing a method for implementing a privacy policy for a user. The method may include the user developing rules that determine whether another user (requester) can access information related to the user. The rules may be stored in a database coupled to a server and evaluated when a request is received from the requester to access the information. If a rule is satisfied by the requester, the server can return the information to the requester. The information can be returned at a level of granularity specified by the user in the satisfied rule. A privacy level can be set by the user to allow access to requesters based on the rules or to deny access to any requesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Michael Chu, Chung-Man Tam, Steven Lee, Ravi Jain, Tu Tsao, Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20160331588
    Abstract: An ocular stent device (100) can include an elongate arcuate body portion (102) configured in size and shape to be inserted into the Schlemm's canal. The body portion (102) can be inserted along an arc of at least 100 degrees of the Schlemm's canal. The body portion (102) can include a plurality of through-holes (104) adapted to direct flow of aqueous humor from a trabecular meshwork to episcleral collector channels of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Balamurali Ambati, Alan Crandall, Bruce K. Gale, Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20160174639
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a necktie. The necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20160083829
    Abstract: A coating process is provided. The coating process includes positioning a component within an enclosed coating system, the enclosed coating system including a coating apparatus, applying a first coating over at least a portion of the component, then robotically applying a mask to the component, then applying a second coating over at least the portion of the component. The component remains within the enclosed coating system throughout the process. Another process also includes removing a first coating head portion of the coating apparatus after applying the first coating and replacing the first coating head portion with a masking head portion, then removing the masking head portion after robotically applying the mask to the component and replacing the masking head portion with a second coating head portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Robert REID, Jonathan Matthew LOMAS, Patrick Thomas WALSH, Lawrence Matthew LEVY, John Christopher LAMBERT, Michael Anthony DEPALMA, III
  • Patent number: 9282776
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a necktie. The necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20150363449
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to enhancement or refinement of estimated locations based upon user-specific information. Upon user authorization, geographical information is extracted from a number of user-related sources, including the web browser history, search history, maps history, address book, e-mail archives and calendar entries. Such information is used to build a spatial index of specific physical locations for a geocoded result set. From this, heat maps identifying particular locations from the user-related sources are created for different periods of time. The heat maps may be used to refine an initial location estimate of the user. This may be done by determining whether one or more positions in a given heat map provide a more accurate position of the user than the initial estimate. If so, a best position is selected. This can be used to provide enhanced driving directions to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Mike Chu, Rohan Seth
  • Patent number: 9188495
    Abstract: A strain sensing cable including one or more strain sensing elements and a strain transfer medium extruded directly onto the one or more strain sensing elements disposed within the strain transfer medium. The strain transfer medium is operatively arranged to transfer strain experienced by the cable to the one or more strain sensing elements. A method of making a strain sensing cable is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Ajit Balagopal, Jonas Ivasauskas
  • Patent number: 9000937
    Abstract: An alert server is operative to notify users when they are in proximity within one another. The alert server may determine to alert a first user of the proximity of a second user when the second user is in an unusual location. The alert server may determine that the second user is in an unusual location when the second user is outside his or her routine geographic location. The alert server may determine whether the second user is outside his or her routine geographic location by assigning confidence values to geographic locations that the second user has previously visited. The alert sent to the first user may be in the form of a text message, e-mail, or other electronic communication. The first user may receive the alert on a mobile device, such as a cellphone, smartphone, netbook, or other mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lee, Christopher Lambert, Rohan Seth, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo
  • Publication number: 20150059061
    Abstract: An accessory is provided. The accessory is for use with a necktie. The necktie includes a knot and an elongated portion extending from the knot downwardly. The accessory includes a helical body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion includes a tab extending therefrom. The tab is operative to secure onto the knot via tucking behind the knot such that the body at least partially overlays the knot frontally and extends from the tab helically around the elongated portion at least once and the second end portion is visible below the knot frontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Publication number: 20140150563
    Abstract: A strain sensing cable including one or more strain sensing elements and a strain transfer medium extruded directly onto the one or more strain sensing elements disposed within the strain transfer medium. The strain transfer medium is operatively arranged to transfer strain experienced by the cable to the one or more strain sensing elements. A method of making a strain sensing cable is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Ajit Balagopal, Jonas Ivasauskas
  • Publication number: 20140127137
    Abstract: Small Molecule Metabolite Reporters (SMMRs) for use as in vivo glucose biosensors, sensor compositions, and methods of use, are described. The SMMRs include boronic acid-containing xanthene, coumarin, carbostyril and phenalene-based small molecules which are used for monitoring glucose in vivo, advantageously on the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc
    Inventors: Emile M. Bellott, Dongsheng Bu, James J. Childs, Christopher Lambert, Hubert A. Nienaber, Shirley J. Shi, Zhaolin Wang, Jerome J. Workman, Alex R. Zelenchuk
  • Publication number: 20140000103
    Abstract: A method of accessing one or more conductor elements embedded in a solid medium in a cable. The method includes heating the cable to a temperature that is greater than a first transition temperature corresponding to the medium and less than a second transition temperature corresponding to the one or more conductor elements, softening the medium by the heating; and removing at least one of the one or more conductor elements at least partially from the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Christopher Lambert
  • Patent number: 8621554
    Abstract: A computer program product has a computer-readable storage medium having computer program instructions embodied therein for performing a method for implementing a privacy policy for a user. The method may include the user developing rules that determine whether another user (requester) can access information related to the user. The rules may be stored in a database coupled to a server and evaluated when a request is received from the requester to access the information. If a rule is satisfied by the requester, the server can return the information to the requester. The information can be returned at a level of granularity specified by the user in the satisfied rule. A privacy level can be set by the user to allow access to requesters based on the rules or to deny access to any requesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Michael Chu, Chung-Man Tam, Steve Lee, Ravi Jain, Tu Tsao, Christopher Lambert