Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Martinez

Daniel J. Martinez 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: 11466288
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of obtaining clonal seeds, methods of plant cloning, methods of screening for maternal plants that produce clonal seeds asexually and methods of increasing yield of clonal seeds. Also disclosed are constructs comprising a nucleic acid that may silence the activity of a RNA-dependent DNA methylation pathway gene. Further disclosed are maternal plants comprising a construct wherein the construct comprises an exogenous nucleic acid sequence, wherein the construct renders the maternal plant defective for RNA-dependent DNA methylation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shai J. Lawit, Marc C. Albertsen, Tim Fox, William Gordon-Kamm, Michelle M. Van Allen, Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada, Carlos Barragan Rosillo, Edgar Demesa Arevalo, Carlos Gonzalez Chavez, Elvira Hernandez Lagana, Gloria Leon Martinez, Nidia Sanchez Leon, Daniel Rodriguez Leal, Isaac Rodriguez Arevalo, Jaime Padilla Calzada
  • Patent number: 11389953
    Abstract: A construction system includes an excavator having a hydraulically controlled linkage and a hydraulic robot. The hydraulic robot includes a plurality of arms extending from a base, each arm having a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic robot further includes a robot control system directing movement of the plurality of arms and an end effector platform movable by rotation of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijun Cai, Daniel P. Sergison, Daniel J. Martinez, Corey L. Gorman, Rustin G. Metzger, Eric A. Reiners
  • Publication number: 20200246967
    Abstract: A construction system includes an excavator having a hydraulically controlled linkage and a hydraulic robot. The hydraulic robot includes a plurality of arms extending from a base, each arm having a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic robot further includes a robot control system directing movement of the plurality of arms and an end effector platform movable by rotation of the arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijun CAI, Daniel P. SERGISON, Daniel J. MARTINEZ, Corey L. GORMAN, Rustin G. METZGER, Eric A. REINERS
  • Publication number: 20200048893
    Abstract: A system for additive manufacturing includes a mobile implement system with a nozzle, an implement system pose sensor, and a controller. The controller determines a plurality of potential poses and a plurality of potential paths of the nozzle. A desired pose and a desired path are selected and a sequence and rate of operation of the mobile implement system is determined to permit the nozzle to deposit sequential layers of material to form a desired structure. After moving the mobile implement system towards the desired pose, a modified sequence and rate of operation of the mobile implement system is determined that will cause the nozzle to follow the desired path even if the mobile implement system is not at the desired pose while depositing the sequential layers of material along the desired path to form the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Martinez, Zhijun Cai, Daniel P. Sergison
  • Patent number: 8262031
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aircraft having one or more fixed wings in a flying wing configuration, where the aircraft further includes a high performance co-flow jet (CFJ) circulating about at least a portion of an aircraft surface to produce both lift and thrust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: University of Miami
    Inventors: Gecheng Zha, Sebastian Aspe, Joseph John Dussling, Nicholas Ramsay Heinz, Daniel J. Martinez