Patents by Inventor Edward A. Lee, Jr.

Edward A. Lee, Jr. 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: 10527694
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging system is disclosed. The magnetic resonance imaging system includes a magnet core that generates a magnetic field including a plurality of magnetic field lines. The magnetic resonance imaging system also includes a plurality of gradient coils disposed along the magnet core and a plurality of gradient amplifiers. Further, the magnetic resonance imaging system includes a plurality of bus-bar conductors coupling a corresponding gradient coil of the plurality of gradient coils and a corresponding gradient amplifier of the plurality of gradient amplifiers. The plurality of bus-bar conductors is disposed along at least one of a first path extending along the plurality of magnetic field lines and a second path extending along a substantially linear direction from the corresponding gradient coil to a fringe region of the magnetic field to reduce an effect of Lorentz force on the plurality of bus-bar conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Seung-Kyun Lee, Eric William Fiveland, Joseph Edward Piel, Jr., Bruce D Collick
  • Patent number: 9891905
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a utility metering system. The utility metering system includes a utility meter that is communicatively coupled to a utility service provider, in which the utility meter includes firmware. The utility meter stores a firmware update downloaded from the utility service provider, and determines a particular time to update the firmware with the firmware update, in which the particular time is determined based at least in part on historical time of use data, time of use pricing rates, or a combination thereof. The historical time of use data include utility consumption by a consumer over time and the time of use pricing rates include the price per unit of utility charged to the consumer. Additionally, the utility meter updates the firmware at the particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Lavoie, Robert Edward Lee, Jr., Guy P. Lafond, Jason Ignasi Subirana, Jason Lee Perron
  • Publication number: 20170247911
    Abstract: Door actuating assemblies for animals are provided herein. An apparatus includes a latch bolt covering member that is configured cover a latch bolt to prevent the latch bolt from engaging with a strike plate aperture in a door frame of the door, and a door knob that is attachable to a lower portion of the door for use by a pet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: James Edward LEE, JR., James Edward LEE, SR., Richard Elmo LEE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150227358
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a utility metering system. The utility metering system includes a utility meter that is communicatively coupled to a utility service provider, in which the utility meter includes firmware. The utility meter stores a firmware update downloaded from the utility service provider, determines a particular time to update the firmware with the firmware update, in which the particular time is determined based at least in part on historical time of use data, time of use pricing rates, or a combination thereof. The historical time of use data includes utility consumption by a consumer over time and the time of use pricing rates includes the price per unit of utility charged to the consumer. Additionally, the utility meter updates the firmware at the particular time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Lavoie, Robert Edward Lee, JR., Guy P. Lafond, Jason Ignasi Subirana, Jason Lee Perron
  • Publication number: 20120078546
    Abstract: Load-side voltage detection via electric metering processing is disclosed. In one aspect, load-side voltage is provided as an input to a metering processing unit. The metering processing unit determines a voltage level of the load-side voltage. An application processing unit uses the voltage level to control operation of a service disconnect relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicants: MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC., GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Marjorie Jo Mancuso, John Paul Junker, Gregory Paul Lavoie, Robert Edward Lee, JR.
  • Patent number: 7936163
    Abstract: A method for detecting electricity theft in an electricity meter is provided. The method includes determining a first power outage at the meter and determining whether load energy is flowing through the meter after power has been restored to the meter after the first power outage. The method also includes determining a second power outage at the meter, wherein the second power outage occurs after the first power outage, and determining whether load energy is flowing through the meter after power has been restored to the meter after the second power outage. The method also includes outputting an indication of a potential electricity theft based on the determinations of whether no load energy was flowing through the meter after the first power outage and whether load energy was flowing through the meter after the second power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Robert Edward Lee, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090315535
    Abstract: A method for detecting electricity theft in an electricity meter is provided. The method includes determining a first power outage at the meter and determining whether load energy is flowing through the meter after power has been restored to the meter after the first power outage. The method also includes determining a second power outage at the meter, wherein the second power outage occurs after the first power outage, and determining whether load energy is flowing through the meter after power has been restored to the meter after the second power outage. The method also includes outputting an indication of a potential electricity theft based on the determinations of whether no load energy was flowing through the meter after the first power outage and whether load energy was flowing through the meter after the second power outage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Edward Lee, JR.
  • Patent number: 7541800
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an electrical meter are provided. The meter includes a current sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a conductor, and a processor communicatively coupled to the current sensor wherein the processor is configured to receive signals indicative of current flow through the conductor and wherein the processor is further configured to process the signals to determine an imbalance between the positive half cycle of the current flowing through the conductor and the negative half cycle of the current flowing through the conductor to detect a DC influence on the current sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Edward Lee, Jr., Donald Frank Bullock
  • Publication number: 20090021235
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an electrical meter are provided. The meter includes a current sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a conductor, and a processor communicatively coupled to the current sensor wherein the processor is configured to receive signals indicative of current flow through the conductor and wherein the processor is further configured to process the signals to determine an imbalance between the positive half cycle of the current flowing through the conductor and the negative half cycle of the current flowing through the conductor to detect a DC influence on the current sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Edward Lee, JR., Donald Frank Bullock
  • Patent number: 7265532
    Abstract: An electronic residential electricity meter includes a base assembly having a main body with a current transformer mounted thereto. A first conductor is mounted through a window of the current transformer. The current transformer being operable in the presence of a direct current. The meter also includes an electronic module that has only one printed circuit board and a microcomputer for executing meter data operations. The current transformer and the first conductor are in electrical communication with the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rajaiah Karanam, Wayne A. Therrien, Robert Edward Lee, Jr., Maurice J. Ouellette, Curtis Whitmore Crittenden, Sachin Vasantarao Kurkure
  • Patent number: 6636028
    Abstract: An electronic electricity meter includes voltage sensors configured to generate measurements of voltage at voltage elements, current sensors configured to generate measurements of current through current elements, a microcomputer coupled to the current and voltage sensors and configured to control operation of the meter, and a memory coupled to the microcomputer including calibration constants to compensate for instrument transformer ratio and phase angle errors. The microcomputer is configured to use the calibration constants, when so instructed, to correct for measurement errors that occur based upon instrument transformer ratios and phase angles and to correct metering quantities calculated by the microcomputer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory P. Lavoie, David D. Elmore, Larry A. Schmidt, Robert Edward Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5612689
    Abstract: A plurality of finger articulation units that individually mount on finger and thumb nails and together, by selected up and down movement of the fingers and thumbs (ten fingers), serve as an alternate to a keyboard and/or for any human to machine and/or computer interface. Vertical up and down movements of any single one of the ten fingers and various combinations of the fingers is translated into a range of signals recognizable as alpha-numeric numbers, digital signalling, word and picture forms or other symbol forms a user may choose. The individual finger articulation devices are each attached to the ten fingernails by clips securing a unit to each of the ten fingernails whereby movement of a particular finger, up and down is detected. The device on that finger generates a signal passed via interface control to a computer for interpretation by a program to produce a symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Inventor: Edward A. Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: D865873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Calhoun Lewis, Sigmund Hyunjai Lee, Karl Frederick Zedell, Jr., Mark Robert Brandau, Brian Edward Tovar, Wei Gu, Ariel David Turgel, Daniel Kendall Harden