Patents by Inventor Curtis Lee

Curtis Lee 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: 20190161377
    Abstract: A method of melting glass and glass-ceramics that includes the steps: conveying a batch of raw materials into a submerged combustion melting apparatus, the melting apparatus having liquid-cooled walls and a floor; directing a flame into the batch of raw materials and the melted batch with sufficient energy to form the raw materials into the melted batch; and heating a delivery orifice assembly in the floor of the submerged melting apparatus to convey the melted batch through the orifice assembly into a containment vessel. The melted batch has a glass or glass-ceramic composition that is substantially reactive to a refractory material comprising one or more of silica, zirconia, alumina, platinum and platinum alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Nicolas LeBlond, David John McEnroe, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Rand Alan Murnane, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Patent number: 10300508
    Abstract: A screening machine includes a rotary trommel screen having an overall length. The rotary trommel screen has an inlet and an outlet end. The screening machine includes a first collection area proximate to the inlet end and under the rotary trommel screen. The first collection area corresponds to at least 65 percent of the overall length of the trommel screen. The screening machine includes a second collection area proximate to the outlet end and under the rotary trommel screen. The second collection area corresponds to the remainder of the overall length of the trommel screen not corresponding to the first collection area. The first and second collection areas are configured to separate a first and second product respectively. Sections of the trommel screen corresponding to the first and second collection areas are configured such that a size of the first product is different than a size of the second product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Eberts, Jason Luke, Nathan Lee Torberson, Curtis A. Strand, Jeremy W. Handel, Erin C. Lachman, Douglas L. Dubs
  • Publication number: 20190151880
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate with a volatile liquid, crop-preservative formulation includes transporting a predetermined quantity of the formulation from a reservoir to an injection device and applying the predetermined quantity to the substrate. The substrate may thereafter be in proximity to a crop to be treated by the vapor from the formulation. The substrate is most conveniently a portion of a container in which the crop is stored or shipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. de Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10292654
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Publication number: 20190139325
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 10243984
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method are provided for detecting anomalous behavior in a network. Historical parameters of the network are determined in order to determine normal activity levels. A plurality of paths in the network are enumerated as part of a graph representing the network, where each computing system in the network may be a node in the graph and the sequence of connections between two computing systems may be a directed edge in the graph. A statistical model is applied to the plurality of paths in the graph on a sliding window basis to detect anomalous behavior. Data collected by a Unified Host Collection Agent (“UHCA”) may also be used to detect anomalous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, Jr., Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Uphoff, Alexander Kent
  • Patent number: 10189044
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate with a volatile liquid, crop-preservative formulation includes transporting a predetermined quantity of the formulation from a reservoir to an injection device and applying the predetermined quantity to the substrate. The substrate may thereafter be in proximity to a crop to be treated by the vapor from the formulation. The substrate is most conveniently a portion of a container in which the crop is stored or shipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: 1,4 Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. de Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10157506
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 10113354
    Abstract: A system for producing multiple-pane insulating glazing units can include a conveyor and a plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations that are movable transversely relative to the longitudinally extending conveyor line. Each processing station may assemble glazing panes and a glazing spacer into a partially fabricated glazing unit, deliver insulative gas to a between-pane space between the glazing panes, and press the partially fabricated glazing unit together to seal the insulative gas in the between-pane space and form the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit. In some examples, each processing station moves to an alignment position with the conveyor to load glazing panes and a glazing spacer and then performs individual fabrication steps while offset from the conveyor. During this time, a different processing station can be aligned with the conveyor to unload a fabricated multiple-pane insulating glazing units and/or load unassembled glazing panes and a glazing spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Michael John Milewski, Robert Casper Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10105101
    Abstract: A biomedical sensor has conducting elements disposed at least partly over a skin-facing surface. A sensing element detects a signal representative of a physiological parameter of a body using the conducting elements. A storage device stores a physiological model. A processor determines sensor placement quality by comparing the signal to the model and operates an indicator to indicate the determined quality. A method of measuring using the sensor includes computing a measurement acceptance criterion using numerous measurements, determining whether a subsequent test measurement corresponds to the measurement acceptance criterion obtained from the computing step, and indicating the results via the indicator. A system for measuring a physiological property of the body includes the sensor, a user interface device to receive measurements from the sensor, and a processor associated with the user interface device and configured to provide feedback if the measurement does not meet a selected acceptance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Fougere, Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10067309
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Puetz, Gary E. Dusterhoft, David E. Rapp, Troy Anthony Veitenheimer, Thomas C. Tinucci, Matthew J. Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20180120528
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Puetz, Gary E. Dusterhoft, David E. Rapp, Troy Anthony Veitenheimer, Thomas C. Tinucci, Matthew J. Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20180120825
    Abstract: A protection monitoring system is provided that includes a protection fault handler. The protection fault handler includes a protection fault indicator. The protection fault handler is configured to activate the protection fault indicator upon indication of a protection fault signal. Moreover, the protection fault signal is indicative of a critical fault which has occurred in a protection system monitored by the protection monitoring system. The protection monitoring system also includes a user inhibit handler. The user inhibit handler includes a user inhibit indicator. Moreover, the user inhibit handler is configured to activate the user inhibit indicator upon indication of a user inhibit signal. Furthermore, the user inhibit signal is indicative of a user-enabled alarm inhibit or a user-enabled bypass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Foster Richetta, Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20180109544
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method are provided for detecting anomalous behavior in a network. Historical parameters of the network are determined in order to determine normal activity levels. A plurality of paths in the network are enumerated as part of a graph representing the network, where each computing system in the network may be a node in the graph and the sequence of connections between two computing systems may be a directed edge in the graph. A statistical model is applied to the plurality of paths in the graph on a sliding window basis to detect anomalous behavior. Data collected by a Unified Host Collection Agent (“UHCA”) may also be used to detect anomalous behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, Jr., Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Uphoff, Alexander Kent
  • Patent number: 9869997
    Abstract: A protection monitoring system is provided that includes a protection fault handler. The protection fault handler includes a protection fault indicator. The protection fault handler is configured to activate the protection fault indicator upon indication of a protection fault signal. Moreover, the protection fault signal is indicative of a critical fault which has occurred in a protection system monitored by the protection monitoring system. The protection monitoring system also includes a user inhibit handler. The user inhibit handler includes a user inhibit indicator. Moreover, the user inhibit handler is configured to activate the user inhibit indicator upon indication of a user inhibit signal. Furthermore, the user inhibit signal is indicative of a user-enabled alarm inhibit or a user-enabled bypass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Foster Richetta, Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20180008199
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis LEE, Ryan WALSH, Alan TROJANOWSKI
  • Patent number: 9849659
    Abstract: The invention provides machines for removing strips of masking from glazing panes. Also provided are methods of removing strips of masking from glazing panes. One embodiment of a machine for removing strips of masking material from a glazing pane includes a cutting head and a processing station. The processing station can be constructed to retain the glazing pane in a processing position with a first surface of the glazing pane oriented toward the cutting head. The cutting head can be movable in various directions across the masked glazing pane and include cutters to cut strips from the masking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Robert Casper Buchanan, Michael John Milewski, Jacobus P. Pretorius
  • Publication number: 20170337751
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 9825979
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method are provided for detecting anomalous behavior in a network. Historical parameters of the network are determined in order to determine normal activity levels. A plurality of paths in the network are enumerated as part of a graph representing the network, where each computing system in the network may be a node in the graph and the sequence of connections between two computing systems may be a directed edge in the graph. A statistical model is applied to the plurality of paths in the graph on a sliding window basis to detect anomalous behavior. Data collected by a Unified Host Collection Agent (“UHCA”) may also be used to detect anomalous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Uphoff, Alexander Kent
  • Patent number: 9810868
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Puetz, Gary E. Dusterhoft, David E. Rapp, Troy Anthony Veitenheimer, Thomas C. Tinucci, Matthew J. Holmberg