Patents by Inventor Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown 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: 12033678
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a beam, a chip coupled to the beam, a cable coupled to the beam by a first material located at opposite edges of the cable, and wire bonds extending from pads of the cable to pads of the chip. An apparatus includes a beam and a chip coupled to the beam. The chip includes an array of magnetic transducers for transducing data on a magnetic recording tape. The apparatus includes a cable coupled to the beam by a first material located at opposite edges of the cable, wire bonds extending from pads of the cable to pads of the chip, and a second material encapsulating ends of the wire bonds that are located adjacent the cable. The second material does not contact the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Liang, Hoodin Hamidi, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 12023904
    Abstract: Methods for adhering a substrate onto a surface of a ceramic component are provided. The method may include applying a first bond coating onto an attachment surface of the substrate, applying a first alumina coating onto the first bond coating on the attachment surface of the substrate, applying a second bond coating onto an outer surface of the ceramic component, applying a second alumina coating onto the second bond coating on the attachment surface of the substrate, applying a cement onto at least one of the first alumina coating and the second alumina coating, and adhering the attachment surface of the substrate onto the outer surface of the ceramic component. Connections between a metal substrate and a ceramic matrix composite component are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel James Aug, Joshua Daniel Brown, Aaron Michael Dziech, Joseph Herbert Fields, Kenneth Michael Gessner
  • Publication number: 20240051751
    Abstract: A moving body of the present disclosure is a moving body for placing a loading object on a loading platform and transporting the loading object, and the moving body includes a driving device configured to move the moving body, and a control device configured to set at least one of speed and acceleration/deceleration of the moving body based on a parameter related to at least one of a mass, a size, a shape, and a center of gravity of the loading object, and control the driving device based on at least one of the set speed and acceleration/deceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji KAWAGUCHI, Daniel BROWN, Hisato SAWANAMI, Shohei SHIRAKI
  • Publication number: 20240013936
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor has an axially stratified fuel bed. The reactor features a reactor shell having a base, a top having an exhaust outlet, and an axis. The axially stratified fuel bed is within the reactor shell, and includes: a first zone configured to operate at a first temperature T1, the first zone comprising a plurality of first fuel particles, each first fuel particle comprising a first radioactive ceramic core and a first ceramic seal coating; and a second zone configured to operate at a second temperature T2, where T2>T1, the second zone comprising a plurality of second fuel particles, each second fuel particle comprising a second radioactive ceramic core and a second ceramic seal coating. A coolant fluid flow path carries a coolant fluid from the base of the reactor to the exhaust outlet, along a flow path passing sequentially through the first zone and the second zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Howard Kim, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 11859523
    Abstract: A muffler includes a housing defining a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber. The muffler includes at least a pair of nested protrusions in communication with an inlet. The pair of nested protrusions is coupled to a respective surface of a pair of plates disposed in the housing such that one of the pair of nested protrusions is spaced apart from and opposite another of the pair of nested protrusions to define a tortuous path that terminates at an outlet defined along an outer circumference. The first chamber is downstream from the pair of plates. The muffler includes a first tube fluidly coupled to the first chamber to direct the exhaust gases from the first chamber to the second chamber. The muffler includes a second tube fluidly coupled to the second chamber to direct the exhaust gases from the second chamber to the third chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Morris G. Anderson, Swarna Sinha, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 11858825
    Abstract: A solution of acid deficient uranyl nitrate has a formula of UO2(OH)y(NO3)2-y, where y ranges from 0.1 to 0.5. The solution is prepared by placing UxOz in aqueous nitric acid to produce a uranium solution, wherein x is 1 to 3 and z is 2 to 8; placing the uranium solution under a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure in a sealed reaction chamber; and heating the uranium solution to a desired temperature of between 150° C. and 250° C. by applying microwave energy to the uranium solution. The uranium solution is maintained at the desired temperature under a pressure of from 5 atmospheres to 40 atmospheres for a hold time of 15 minutes to 6 hours to produce the desired acid deficient uranyl nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: X Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Brown, Nicholas Linneen
  • Patent number: 11852053
    Abstract: An electrically-actuated variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser assembly, comprises a sun gear configured to receive input from an electric motor and one or more planet gears having radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth that engage the sun gear; a first ring gear, having radially-inwardly extending gear teeth that engage the radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth of the sun gear, configured to receive rotational output provided by a crankshaft; a second ring gear, having radially-inwardly extending gear teeth that engage the radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth of the sun gear, configured to couple to a camshaft; one or more planet gear pins that carry the planet gear(s) and engage a planetary gear set to prevent the relative rotation of the planet gear pin(s) relative to the planetary gear set; and one or more springs that bias the planet gear pin(s) and the planetary gear(s) toward the first ring gear and the second ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Chad McCloy, Daniel Brown, Mark Wigsten
  • Publication number: 20230372088
    Abstract: A first ventricular surface anchor can be placed against a first right ventricular surface, wherein the first ventricular surface anchor is connected to a first tension member. A first tension anchor against a tension anchor surface of a heart, wherein the first tension anchor is connected to a second tension member. The first tension member connected to the first ventricular surface anchor can extend towards the second tension member connected to the first tension anchor; and the first tension member and the second tension member, can be draw the first right ventricular surface toward the first tension anchor. The surface anchor can include a nitinol frame forming an outer perimeter and a hole. The nitinol frame can have an austenite state in a deployed configuration when a temperature of the nitinol frame is body temperature. The surface anchor can also include a grommet comprising a distal tubular portion connected to a proximal finger portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventor: Nathan Daniel Brown
  • Publication number: 20230346545
    Abstract: A first ventricular surface anchor can be placed against a first right ventricular surface, wherein the first ventricular surface anchor is connected to a first tension member. A first tension anchor against a tension anchor surface of a heart, wherein the first tension anchor is connected to a second tension member. The first tension member connected to the first ventricular surface anchor can extend towards the second tension member connected to the first tension anchor; and the first tension member and the second tension member, can be draw the first right ventricular surface toward the first tension anchor. The surface anchor can include a nitinol frame forming an outer perimeter and a hole. The nitinol frame can have an austenite state in a deployed configuration when a temperature of the nitinol frame is body temperature. The surface anchor can also include a grommet comprising a distal tubular portion connected to a proximal finger portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventor: Nathan Daniel Brown
  • Publication number: 20230310025
    Abstract: Medical devices for accessing the central nervous system, as well as making and using medical devices, are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable access sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The expandable access sheath may be designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable access sheath may include a tubular body having one or more axial support members disposed along the tubular body. The medical device may include an expansion member designed to shift the expandable access sheath between the first configuration and the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: MINNETRONIX NEURO, INC.
    Inventors: COREY DANIEL BROWN, DON WILLIAM ELDON EVANS, PHILIP JON HAARSTAD, BRIAN DALE NELSON
  • Patent number: 11707294
    Abstract: Medical devices for accessing the central nervous system, as well as making and using medical devices, are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable access sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The expandable access sheath may be designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable access sheath may include a tubular body having one or more axial support members disposed along the tubular body. The medical device may include an expansion member designed to shift the expandable access sheath between the first configuration and the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: MINNETRONIX NEURO, INC.
    Inventors: Corey Daniel Brown, Don William Eldon Evans, Philip Jon Haarstad, Brian Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20230218544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for preventing, reducing, or treating the incidence and/or severity of a disorder caused by stress-induced cellular damage in the ear of a subject, such as vestibular disorders, hearing impairment, and conditions related to hair cell degeneration or death. Specifically, this invention pertains to formulations comprising probucol or a probucol ester, a bioavailability-enhancing compound comprising a bile acid, and optionally a carrier. The administration of these formulations can treat hearing loss and/or hair cell degeneration or death.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Hani Al-Salami, Armin Mooranian, Daniel Brown, Jafri Kuthubutheen
  • Publication number: 20230212967
    Abstract: A muffler includes a housing defining a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber. The muffler includes at least a pair of nested protrusions in communication with an inlet. The pair of nested protrusions is coupled to a respective surface of a pair of plates disposed in the housing such that one of the pair of nested protrusions is spaced apart from and opposite another of the pair of nested protrusions to define a tortuous path that terminates at an outlet defined along an outer circumference. The first chamber is downstream from the pair of plates. The muffler includes a first tube fluidly coupled to the first chamber to direct the exhaust gases from the first chamber to the second chamber. The muffler includes a second tube fluidly coupled to the second chamber to direct the exhaust gases from the second chamber to the third chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Morris G. Anderson, Swarna Sinha, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 11643950
    Abstract: A method includes determining a value of an operational motor current limit and setting a value of a startup current limit equal to a predetermined value in excess of the value of the operational motor current limit if a set of predetermined conditions is satisfied. The method includes determining that operation of the engine has been interrupted, operating the electric motor of the variable valve timing mechanism with a current having a magnitude that is less than or equal to the startup current limit after determining that operation of the engine has been interrupted, determining that operation of the engine has resumed, and operating the electric motor of the variable valve timing mechanism with a current having a magnitude that is less than or equal to the operational motor current limit after determining that operation of the engine has resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Morris, Jiju Alexander, Daniel Brown
  • Publication number: 20230123682
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for generating a digital image using an unencrypted key. A server computing device generates an initial digital image comprising a plurality of image areas. The server computing device converts an unencrypted key associated with a remote computing device into an encrypted key using an encryption algorithm. The server computing device assigns a color value to each character of the encrypted key. The server computing device maps each character of the encrypted key to one of the plurality of image areas of the initial digital image. The server computing device generates an updated digital image by applying, to each of the plurality of image areas, a color that corresponds to the color value assigned to the character of the encrypted key that is mapped to the image area. The server computing device stores the updated digital image in a database record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Catherine Clarke, Daniel Brown, Tanvi Sehgal, Srishti Saboo, Anne-Marie Tattan, Tess Wilde
  • Publication number: 20230081254
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a beam, a chip coupled to the beam, a cable coupled to the beam by a first material located at opposite edges of the cable, and wire bonds extending from pads of the cable to pads of the chip. An apparatus includes a beam and a chip coupled to the beam. The chip includes an array of magnetic transducers for transducing data on a magnetic recording tape. The apparatus includes a cable coupled to the beam by a first material located at opposite edges of the cable, wire bonds extending from pads of the cable to pads of the chip, and a second material encapsulating ends of the wire bonds that are located adjacent the cable. The second material does not contact the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Liang, Hoodin Hamidi, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 11542842
    Abstract: An electrically-actuated variable camshaft timing (VCT) device, comprising: an input configured to receive rotational force from an electric motor; an output configured to couple with a camshaft of an internal combustion engine; a planet gear having radially outwardly extending gear teeth configured to engage ring gears and a radially-inwardly-facing surface; a planet pin, supporting the planet gear, having an outer surface and an axis of rotation about which the planet gear rotates; and a spring applying force in a substantially axial direction along the axis of rotation that moves the planet gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Chad McCloy, Daniel Brown
  • Publication number: 20220372895
    Abstract: An electrically-actuated variable camshaft timing (VCT) device, comprising: an input configured to receive rotational force from an electric motor; an output configured to couple with a camshaft of an internal combustion engine; a planet gear having radially outwardly extending gear teeth configured to engage ring gears and a radially-inwardly-facing surface; a planet pin, supporting the planet gear, having an outer surface and an axis of rotation about which the planet gear rotates; and a spring applying force in a substantially axial direction along the axis of rotation that moves the planet gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Chad McCloy, Daniel Brown
  • Publication number: 20220372896
    Abstract: An electrically-actuated variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser assembly, comprises a sun gear configured to receive input from an electric motor and one or more planet gears having radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth that engage the sun gear; a first ring gear, having radially-inwardly extending gear teeth that engage the radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth of the sun gear, configured to receive rotational output provided by a crankshaft; a second ring gear, having radially-inwardly extending gear teeth that engage the radially-outwardly-extending gear teeth of the sun gear, configured to couple to a camshaft; one or more planet gear pins that carry the planet gear(s) and engage a planetary gear set to prevent the relative rotation of the planet gear pin(s) relative to the planetary gear set; and one or more springs that bias the planet gear pin(s) and the planetary gear(s) toward the first ring gear and the second ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Chad McCloy, Daniel Brown, Mark Wigsten
  • Publication number: 20220364485
    Abstract: A method includes determining a value of an operational motor current limit and setting a value of a startup current limit equal to a predetermined value in excess of the value of the operational motor current limit if a set of predetermined conditions is satisfied. The method includes determining that operation of the engine has been interrupted, operating the electric motor of the variable valve timing mechanism with a current having a magnitude that is less than or equal to the startup current limit after determining that operation of the engine has been interrupted, determining that operation of the engine has resumed, and operating the electric motor of the variable valve timing mechanism with a current having a magnitude that is less than or equal to the operational motor current limit after determining that operation of the engine has resumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Morris, Jiju Alexander, Daniel Brown