Patents by Inventor Edward Klein

Edward Klein 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: 20210347475
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture devices and methods of operation are disclosed. A UAV capture device may include a netting system including a net launch device and a net, a propulsion system including a plurality of propellers coupled to one or more motors, a positioning system, a camera system, and a processing system coupled to the netting system, the propulsion system, the positioning system, and the camera system. The processing system may include logic to operate the propulsion system to autonomously navigate to a general location of a target UAV, to operate the propulsion system to pursue the target UAV, to deploy the netting system to propel the net at the target UAV, and to confirm if the target UAV is captured in the net. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Patent number: 10996041
    Abstract: Containment vessels are adapted to facilitate blast and dispersion mitigation. According to one example, a containment vessel may include at least one containment layer. At least one expansion member may be coupled to the at least one containment layer to apply a force sufficient to expand a perimeter of the containment layer(s) laterally outward. A closure system may be coupled with the containment layer(s), where the closure system is configured to cinch the perimeter of the containment layer(s) around a target object without manual intervention. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a containment vessel, as well as methods of making a containment vessel are also disclosed. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Patent number: 10926875
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture devices and methods of operation are disclosed. A UAV capture device may include a netting system including a net launch device and a net, a propulsion system including a plurality of propellers coupled to one or more motors, a positioning system, a camera system, and a processing system coupled to the netting system, the propulsion system, the positioning system, and the camera system. The processing system may include logic to operate the propulsion system to autonomously navigate to a general location of a target UAV, to operate the propulsion system to pursue the target UAV, to deploy the netting system to propel the net at the target UAV, and to confirm if the target UAV is captured in the net. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Publication number: 20200386529
    Abstract: Containment vessels are adapted to facilitate blast and dispersion mitigation. According to one example, a containment vessel may include at least one containment layer. At least one expansion member may be coupled to the at least one containment layer to apply a force sufficient to expand a perimeter of the containment layer(s) laterally outward. A closure system may be coupled with the containment layer(s), where the closure system is configured to cinch the perimeter of the containment layer(s) around a target object without manual intervention. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a containment vessel, as well as methods of making a containment vessel are also disclosed. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Patent number: 10836467
    Abstract: Aircraft are configured to facilitate propeller blade pitch adjustability. According to one example, an aircraft can include a plurality of propellers, where each propeller includes plurality of blades. At least one pitch adjust mechanism may be associated with at least on propeller, where the pitch adjust mechanism is configured to adjust a pitch of the plurality of blades for at least one propeller in response to airflow from at least one other propeller influencing an airflow at the at least one propeller. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: Max Edward Klein, Walter Thomas Castleberry, Nathan Trey McFerrin
  • Patent number: 10619988
    Abstract: Containment vessels are adapted to facilitate blast and dispersion mitigation. According to one example, a containment vessel may include at least one containment layer. At least one expansion member may be coupled to the at least one containment layer to apply a force sufficient to expand a perimeter of the containment layer(s) laterally outward. A closure system may be coupled with the containment layer(s), where the closure system is configured to cinch the perimeter of the containment layer(s) around a target object without manual intervention. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a containment vessel, as well as methods of making a containment vessel are also disclosed. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Patent number: 10435153
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture nets, netting systems, UAVs, and methods of making netting systems are disclosed. A UAV capture net may include an open-mesh material, and a plurality of streamers coupled to the open-mesh material, where each of the plurality of streamers includes a free longitudinal end. Netting systems may include a container, a propellant disposed within the container, and a net disposed with in the container, where the net includes an open-mesh structure and a plurality of streamers coupled to the open-mesh structure. UAVs may include an airframe coupled with a propulsion system and a netting system. Methods of making netting systems may include disposing a propellant and a net into a container, where the net includes an open-meshed fabric and a plurality of streamers connected to a portion of the open-mesh fabric. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Publication number: 20180362146
    Abstract: Aircraft are configured to facilitate propeller blade pitch adjustability. According to one example, an aircraft can include a plurality of propellers, where each propeller includes plurality of blades. At least one pitch adjust mechanism may be associated with at least on propeller, where the pitch adjust mechanism is configured to adjust a pitch of the plurality of blades for at least one propeller in response to airflow from at least one other propeller influencing an airflow at the at least one propeller. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Max Edward Klein, Walter Thomas Castleberry, Nathan Trey McFerrin
  • Publication number: 20180224262
    Abstract: Containment vessels are adapted to facilitate blast and dispersion mitigation. According to one example, a containment vessel may include at least one containment layer. At least one expansion member may be coupled to the at least one containment layer to apply a force sufficient to expand a perimeter of the containment layer(s) laterally outward. A closure system may be coupled with the containment layer(s), where the closure system is configured to cinch the perimeter of the containment layer(s) around a target object without manual intervention. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a containment vessel, as well as methods of making a containment vessel are also disclosed. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Publication number: 20180162529
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture nets, netting systems, UAVs, and methods of making netting systems are disclosed. A UAV capture net may include an open-mesh material, and a plurality of streamers coupled to the open-mesh material, where each of the plurality of streamers includes a free longitudinal end. Netting systems may include a container, a propellant disposed within the container, and a net disposed with in the container, where the net includes an open-mesh structure and a plurality of streamers coupled to the open-mesh structure. UAVs may include an airframe coupled with a propulsion system and a netting system. Methods of making netting systems may include disposing a propellant and a net into a container, where the net includes an open-meshed fabric and a plurality of streamers connected to a portion of the open-mesh fabric. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Publication number: 20180162530
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capture devices and methods of operation are disclosed. A UAV capture device may include a netting system including a net launch device and a net, a propulsion system including a plurality of propellers coupled to one or more motors, a positioning system, a camera system, and a processing system coupled to the netting system, the propulsion system, the positioning system, and the camera system. The processing system may include logic to operate the propulsion system to autonomously navigate to a general location of a target UAV, to operate the propulsion system to pursue the target UAV, to deploy the netting system to propel the net at the target UAV, and to confirm if the target UAV is captured in the net. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Max Edward Klein
  • Patent number: 8996828
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for migrating data. One system includes a small computer system interface logical unit number (SCSI LUN) configured to store protected data, a processor, and memory configured to store a peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) application. The processor is configured to execute the PPRC application to modify the protection in transmitted data and received data. One method includes receiving unprotected data, utilizing a PPRC application to add protection to the data to generate protected data, and storing the protected data in a protected SCSI LUN. Another method includes receiving, at a protected SCSI LUN, a request to transmit protected data, utilizing a PPRC application to strip the protection from the protected data to generate unprotected data, and transmitting the unprotected data to an unprotected SCSI LUN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Kalos, Steven Edward Klein, Jared Michael Minch
  • Publication number: 20140345360
    Abstract: In an apparatus for determining the level of dynamic force required to cause damage to an electronic device, the electronic device may be placed beneath a ram assembly of a dynamic impact testing device. The dynamic impact testing device has a selection of a plurality of different types of tip members, which may be retained by an attachment portion of the ram assembly. The ram assembly is reciprocally movable relative to a base portion with a target area. The ram assembly being positioned relative to said base portion so that said tip portion can impact said target area when the tip member is mounted to said attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jake Edward Klein, Ronald Robert Madsen
  • Patent number: 8861375
    Abstract: A method for verifying the integrity of a communication link is disclosed herein. In selected embodiments, such a method may include detecting, during normal operation of a communication link, a condition indicative of a high failure rate (HFR) on the communication link. The method may further include placing the communication link in an HFR state as a result of the condition. While in HFR state, the method may repeatedly transmit test I/Os over the communication link. The method may then automatically exit HFR state and resume normal operation on the communication link when one or more of the following has occurred: a selected number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link, and a number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link for a selected period of time. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dung Ngoc Dang, Daniel W. Fok, Steven Edward Klein, Gail Andrea Spear
  • Patent number: 8833138
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for determining the level of dynamic force required to cause damage to an electronic device, the electronic device may be placed beneath a ram assembly of a dynamic impact testing device. Thereafter, the ram assembly may be used to impact the electronic device to determine a threshold level of dynamic force that will cause damage to the electronic device. The ram assembly may then be used to impact a load cell with the threshold level of dynamic force so that the load cell generates a data output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Jake Edward Klein, Ronald Robert Madsen
  • Patent number: 8738821
    Abstract: Provided are a method for selecting a path comprising ports on primary and secondary clusters to use to transmit data at a primary volume to a secondary volume. A request is received to copy data from a primary storage location to a secondary storage location. A determination is made from a plurality of primary clusters of an owner primary cluster for the primary storage location, wherein the primary clusters are configured to access the primary storage location. A determination is made as to whether there is at least one port on the owner primary cluster providing an available path to the secondary storage location. One port on the owner primary cluster is selected to use to copy the data to the secondary storage location in response to determining that there is at least one port on the owner primary cluster available to transmit to the secondary storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Edward Klein, Michael Thomas Benhase, James Chien-Chiung Chen, Minh-Ngoc Le Huynh
  • Patent number: 8732357
    Abstract: A method for dynamically enabling and disabling use of XFR_RDY is disclosed herein. In one embodiment of the invention, such a method includes receiving a write command at a target and determining whether XFR_RDY is enabled or disabled for the write command. In the event XFR_RDY is disabled, the method determines whether one or more buffers are available at the target. If at least one buffer is available, the method processes the write command by writing data associated with the write command to the one or more buffers. The method then returns information indicating the number of buffers that are still available at the target after completing the write command. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Edward Klein, Matthew Joseph Kalos, Sherman Daniel Wayne, Dung Ngoc Dang
  • Publication number: 20130279898
    Abstract: A method for verifying the integrity of a communication link is disclosed herein. In selected embodiments, such a method may include detecting, during normal operation of a communication link, a condition indicative of a high failure rate (HFR) on the communication link. The method may further include placing the communication link in an HFR state as a result of the condition. While in HFR state, the method may repeatedly transmit test I/Os over the communication link. The method may then automatically exit HFR state and resume normal operation on the communication link when one or more of the following has occurred: a selected number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link, and a number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link for a selected period of time. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Dung Ngoc Dang, Daniel W. Fok, Steven Edward Klein, Gail Andrea Spear
  • Publication number: 20130282996
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for migrating data. One system includes a small computer system interface logical unit number (SCSI LUN) configured to store protected data, a processor, and memory configured to store a peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) application. The processor is configured to execute the PPRC application to modify the protection in transmitted data and received data. One method includes receiving unprotected data, utilizing a PPRC application to add protection to the data to generate protected data, and storing the protected data in a protected SCSI LUN. Another method includes receiving, at a protected SCSI LUN, a request to transmit protected data, utilizing a PPRC application to strip the protection from the protected data to generate unprotected data, and transmitting the unprotected data to an unprotected SCSI LUN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph KALOS, Steven Edward KLEIN, Jared Michael MINCH
  • Patent number: 8483071
    Abstract: A method for verifying the integrity of a communication link is disclosed herein. In selected embodiments, such a method may include detecting, during normal operation of a communication link, a condition indicative of a high failure rate (HFR) on the communication link. The method may further include placing the communication link in an HFR state as a result of the condition. While in HFR state, the method may repeatedly transmit test I/Os over the communication link. The method may then automatically exit HFR state and resume normal operation on the communication link when one or more of the following has occurred: a selected number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link, and a number of test I/Os have been successfully transmitted over the communication link for a selected period of time. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dung Ngoc Dang, Daniel W. Fok, Steven Edward Klein, Gail Andrea Spear