Patents by Inventor David Tanner

David Tanner 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: 10998552
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene. In some embodiments, the particulate carbon contains carbon meta particles with mesoporous structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LytEn, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20210071510
    Abstract: A pumping system deployed in a wellbore has a motor, a pump driven by the motor, and a volumetric compensator connected to the motor to accommodate the expansion and contraction of fluids contained within the motor. The volumetric compensator has a head connected to the motor, a base that includes a fluid exchange port that extends to the wellbore, and a housing extending between the head and the base. The volumetric compensator further includes an inverted bellows assembly contained within the housing. The inverted bellows assembly includes a metal bellows that has an interior, an exterior, a proximal end and a distal end. The interior of the metal bellows is in fluid communication with the wellbore. The inverted bellows assembly may also include one or more guide rings connected to the exterior of the metal bellows. The guide rings are lubricated by the clean motor fluid surrounding the exterior of the metal bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Cody Hollohan, David Tanner, Bryan Coates
  • Publication number: 20210057751
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an electrode having a carbon-based structure with a plurality of localized reaction sites. An open porous scaffold is defined by the carbon-based structure and can confine an active material in the localized reaction sites. A plurality of engineered failure points is formed throughout the carbon-based structure and can expand in a presence of volumetric expansion associated with polysulfide shuttle. The open porous scaffold can inhibit a formation of interconnecting solid networks of the active material between the localized reaction sites. The plurality of engineered failure points can relax or collapse during an initial activation of the electrode. The open porous scaffold can define a hierarchical porous compliant cellular architecture formed of a plurality of interconnected graphene platelets fused together at substantially orthogonal angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20210053829
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a reactor system that includes a microwave energy source that generates a microwave energy, a field-enhancing waveguide (FEWG) coupled to the microwave source. The FEWG includes a field-enhancing zone having a cross-sectional area that decreases along a length of the FEWG. The field-enhancing zone includes a supply gas inlet that receives a supply gas, a reaction zone that generates a plasma in response to excitation of the supply gas by the microwave energy, a process inlet that injects a raw material into the reaction zone, and a constricted region that retains a portion of the plasma and combines the plasma and the raw material in response to the microwave energy within the reaction zone. An expansion chamber is in fluid communication with the constricted region facilitates expansion of the plasma. An outlet outputs a plurality of carbon-inclusive particles derived from the expanded plasma and the raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tanner, Daniel Cook, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Ranjeeth Kalluri, Michael W. Stowell
  • Patent number: 10928841
    Abstract: A submersible well pump assembly has a communication path for communicating motor lubricant to an interior of a pressure equalizer. A check valve passage with a check valve leads from the communication path to a pressure equalizing chamber. A dip tube has a dip tube inlet at the check valve passage below the check valve and a dip tube outlet in the pressure equalizing chamber. The dip tube is filled with motor lubricant to retard migration of well fluid from the pressure equalizing chamber into contact with the check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: David Tanner, Ryan Semple
  • Publication number: 20210018912
    Abstract: A robot management system includes: a server; a plurality of robots operably connected to the server over a network, at least one robot including a sensor; and a graphic user interface (GUI) operably connected to the server, the GUI configured to display a map of a facility comprising the plurality of robots, the map configured to receive from a user the user's instructions to manage the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: FETCH ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: David Tanner Dymesich, Melonee Wise, Nadir Muzaffar, Jenna Guergah, Russell Toris, Michael Ferguson, Rodion W. Romantsov, Michael Hwang, Jiahao Feng, Justin Chen, Sarah Eliott, Derek King, John W. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20200381708
    Abstract: A method of producing a structured composite material is described. A porous media is provided, an electrically conductive material is deposited on surfaces or within pores of the plurality of porous media particles, and an active material is deposited on the surfaces or within the pores of the plurality of porous media particles coated with the electrically conductive material to coalesce the plurality of porous media particles together and form the structured composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, David Tanner, Bruce Lanning, Joe Griffith Cruz
  • Publication number: 20200343557
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene. In some embodiments, the particulate carbon contains carbon meta particles with mesoporous structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20200300075
    Abstract: A seal section of a submersible well pump assembly has an expandable and contractible bag surrounded by a pressure equalizing chamber. A motor lubricant communication path communicates motor lubricant the bag interior. A well fluid port admits well fluid into the pressure equalizing chamber. A gas vent passage leads from the pressure equalizing chamber to the exterior of the enclosure. At least one membrane in the gas vent passage allows gas contained in the well fluid in the pressure equalizing chamber to vent. The membrane blocks liquid from flowing through the gas vent passage into and out of the pressure equalizing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: David Tanner, Aron Meyer, Ryan Semple
  • Patent number: 10781103
    Abstract: Microwave chemical processing system having a microwave plasma reactor, and a multi-stage gas-solid separation system are disclosed. The microwave energy source has a waveguide, a reaction zone, and an inlet configured to receive the input material, and the input material is converted into separated components. The separated components include hydrogen gas and carbon particles. The multi-stage gas-solid separation system has a first cyclone separator to filter the carbon particles from the separated components, and a back-pulse filter system coupled to the output of the first cycle separator to filter the carbon particles from the output from the first cyclone separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tanner, Daniel Cook, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Ranjeeth Kalluri, Michael W. Stowell
  • Publication number: 20200295212
    Abstract: In embodiments, a photovoltaic cell has an expanded metal article configured as a mesh, a semiconductor material, and a front metallic article. The expanded metal article has a plurality of first segments intersecting a plurality of second segments thereby forming a plurality of openings, and has a plurality of cuts in the mesh. The expanded metal article is electrically coupled to a back surface of the semiconductor material. The front metallic article has a plurality of electroformed elements interconnected to form a unitary, free-standing piece comprising a continuous grid. The continuous grid of the front metallic article is electrically coupled to a front surface of the semiconductor material. The plurality of cuts of the expanded metal article is arranged on the photovoltaic cell to relieve stresses induced by the front metallic article on the front surface of the semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Merlin Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Subbaraman, Gopal Prabhu, Venkatesan Murali, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10756334
    Abstract: A method of producing a structured composite material is described. A porous media is provided, an electrically conductive material is deposited on surfaces or within pores of the plurality of porous media particles, and an active material is deposited on the surfaces or within the pores of the plurality of porous media particles coated with the electrically conductive material to coalesce the plurality of porous media particles together and form the structured composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, David Tanner, Bruce Lanning, Joe Griffith Cruz
  • Patent number: 10734653
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt, and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene. In some embodiments, the particulate carbon contains carbon meta particles with mesoporous structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LytEn, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10677033
    Abstract: A well pump electrical motor has a motor housing filled with a dielectric motor lubricant. A motor head has at least one motor lead passage in fluid communication with the motor lubricant. An outer seal, which is exposed to well fluid, seals around a motor lead in the motor lead passage. An inner seal seals around the motor lead in the motor lead passage inward from the outer seal and has an inner side in contact with the motor lubricant in the motor. A barrier fluid passage extends into an annular space between the inner and outer seals and contains a barrier fluid. A pressure compensating device has an inner side in contact with the barrier fluid in the barrier fluid passage for reducing a pressure differential between the barrier fluid and a hydrostatic fluid pressure of well fluid on the exterior of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan P. Semple, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10672927
    Abstract: Methods include providing an expanded metal article configured as a mesh. The expanded metal article has a plurality of cuts in the mesh and has a surface comprising a plurality of solder pads. A semiconductor material is provided, having a back surface comprising a plurality of silver pads. A front surface of the semiconductor material serves as a light-incident surface of the photovoltaic cell. A front metallic article is provided, the front metallic article comprising a plurality of electroformed elements interconnected to form a unitary, free-standing piece comprising a continuous grid. The continuous grid of the front metallic article is electrically coupled with the front surface of the semiconductor material. The plurality of cuts of the expanded metal article is arranged to relieve stresses induced by the front metallic article on the front surface of the semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Merlin Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Subbaraman, Gopal Prabhu, Venkatesan Murali, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20200133316
    Abstract: A submersible well pump assembly has a communication path for communicating motor lubricant to an interior of a pressure equalizer. A check valve passage with a check valve leads from the communication path to a pressure equalizing chamber. A dip tube has a dip tube inlet at the check valve passage below the check valve and a dip tube outlet in the pressure equalizing chamber. The dip tube is filled with motor lubricant to retard migration of well fluid from the pressure equalizing chamber into contact with the check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: David Tanner, Ryan Semple
  • Patent number: 10603289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the compound (E,Z)-ajoene of formula (1) for use in treatment of bacterial infections. Another aspect of the present invention is a composition comprising (E,Z)-ajoene of formula (1) and at least one antibiotic. Yet another aspect of the invention relates to a method for manufacturing (E,Z) ajoene of formula (1) wherein the conformation of the internal C?C— bond can be either E or Z or a mixture thereof, said method comprising reacting allicin of formula (3) with an acid in the presence of a solvent to provide (E,Z ajoene) of formula (1) as defined above. Yet another aspect of the invention is (E,Z)-ajoene of formula 1 obtainable by the method described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
    Inventors: Thomas Bjarnsholt, Niels Høiby, Peter Østrup Jensen, Richard Phipps, Meenakshi Sundaram Shanmugham, Maria Alhede, Louise Dahl Hultqvist, Tim Holm Jakobsen, David Tanner, Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen, Michael Givskov
  • Publication number: 20200095992
    Abstract: A submersible pump assembly includes a seal section connected to a motor, the seal section having a housing with an outboard bearing at a housing pump end in radial supporting engagement with a drive shaft. An inboard bearing is also in the housing pump end, axially spaced from the outboard bearing, and in radial supporting engagement with the shaft. A barrier fluid chamber in the housing pump end contains a barrier fluid. A primary shaft seal is located within the barrier fluid chamber and seals the barrier fluid in the barrier fluid chamber from the motor lubricant. A secondary shaft seal is mounted in the barrier fluid chamber between the primary shaft seal and the outboard bearing. The secondary shaft seal seals the barrier fluid in the barrier fluid chamber from well fluid exterior of the housing pump end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Semple, David Tanner, Ignacio Martinez
  • Publication number: 20200028155
    Abstract: A method of producing a structured composite material is described. A porous media is provided, an electrically conductive material is deposited on surfaces or within pores of the plurality of porous media particles, and an active material is deposited on the surfaces or within the pores of the plurality of porous media particles coated with the electrically conductive material to coalesce the plurality of porous media particles together and form the structured composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, David Tanner, Bruce Lanning, Joe Griffith Cruz
  • Patent number: 10519755
    Abstract: A pump is driven by rotation of an electrical motor drive shaft. An eccentric drive unit includes an eccentric member coupled between the motor drive shaft and the pump drive shaft. The eccentric member has an offset portion parallel to and offset from the motor axis for orbiting around the motor axis. A flexible boot encloses the offset portion. A pump end static seal seals a pump end of the boot at an interface between the eccentric member and the pump drive shaft. A motor end static seal seals a motor end of the boot at a motor end of the eccentric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventor: David Tanner