Patents by Inventor Edward Livingston

Edward Livingston 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: 10228666
    Abstract: A material modification assembly comprises an energy source for generating light beams to modify a substrate. A computing device generates pattern script(s) based on at least one parameter of the modification. The computing device also generates process script(s) including a type of pulse scripts to be used with the light beams and are based on at least one parameter of the interaction between the energy source and the substrate. The computing device combines the pattern script(s) with the process script(s) and generates command signals based on the combination. The computing device transmits the command signals to one or more additional devices of the material modification assembly to facilitate modifying the light beams for the modification to the substrate such that the modification includes a pattern on at least a surface of the substrate having dimensions and includes two or more discrete material alterations or changes spatially overlapped within the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Edward Livingston, Timothy Ganey
  • Publication number: 20180356797
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device that generates at least one process script for the modification to a glass ceramic substrate and at least one pattern script that corresponds to the process script. The computing device also merges the process script with the pattern script and generates a plurality of command signals that are based on the merged process and pattern scripts. An energy source generates a plurality of light beams based on the generated command signal(s). A waveform apparatus generates at least one waveform signal to customize the generated light beams based on the generated command signal(s). At least one modulating component modulates the generated light beams based on generated command signal(s). An optical assembly is configured to apply the modulated plurality of light beams to the glass ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Frank Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Patent number: 10014748
    Abstract: A coaxial direct drive system includes at least two prime movers mounted to a motor carrier member about a common axis. Each prime mover includes a stator affixed to the motor carrier member, and each prime mover further includes a rotor which can rotate about the common axis. Each rotor has a driven member affixed to it, which rotates with the respective rotor, and to which driven objects, such as aero foil blades, etc. can be affixed. The motor carrier member can be directly mounted to an object to be propelled by the coaxial direct drive system, or can be hollow to receive a support mast which is mounted to the object to be driven. The driven objects can have different rotational senses, such that when the prime movers counter rotate, the driven objects generate trust in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20170199512
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device that generates at least one process script for the modification to a material substrate and at least one pattern script that corresponds to the process script. The computing device also merges the process script with the pattern script and generates a plurality of command signals that are based on the merged process and pattern scripts. An energy source generates a plurality of light beams based on the generated command signal(s). At least one modulating component modulates the generated light beams based on generated command signal(s). A waveform apparatus generates at least one waveform signal to customize the generated light beams based on the generated command signal(s). A motion control apparatus controls at least one parameter of the light beams based on the generated command signal(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Edward LIVINGSTON, Timothy GANEY
  • Patent number: 9622662
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karel J. Zuzak, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, Robert P. Francis, Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 9198578
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karel J. Zuzak, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, Robert P. Francis, Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 9042266
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor configured to send an identifier to an output device such that the output device presents the identifier. The apparatus also includes a cellular communication module and a Wi-Fi communication module operatively coupled to the processor. The cellular communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a cellular network. The cellular communication module can be configured to receive, from a server via the cellular network, Wi-Fi configuration instructions in response to the server receiving the identifier and the Wi-Fi configuration instructions from a communication device. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a Wi-Fi network based on the Wi-Fi configuration instructions. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to receive, from the communication device, a command configured to control content presented by the output device after the connection with the Wi-Fi network has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KIK Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20150108864
    Abstract: A coaxial direct drive system includes at least two prime movers mounted to a motor carrier member about a common axis. Each prime mover includes a stator affixed to the motor carrier member, and each prime mover further includes a rotor which can rotate about the common axis. Each rotor has a driven member affixed to it, which rotates with the respective rotor, and to which driven objects, such as aero foil blades, etc. can be affixed. The motor carrier member can be directly mounted to an object to be propelled by the coaxial direct drive system, or can be hollow to receive a support mast which is mounted to the object to be driven. The driven objects can have different rotational senses, such that when the prime movers counter rotate, the driven objects generate trust in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20140228991
    Abstract: A material modification assembly comprises an energy source for generating light beams to modify a substrate. A computing device generates pattern script(s) based on at least one parameter of the modification. The computing device also generates process script(s) including a type of pulse scripts to be used with the light beams and are based on at least one parameter of the interaction between the energy source and the substrate. The computing device combines the pattern script(s) with the process script(s) and generates command signals based on the combination. The computing device transmits the command signals to one or more additional devices of the material modification assembly to facilitate modifying the light beams for the modification to the substrate such that the modification includes a pattern on at least a surface of the substrate having dimensions and includes two or more discrete material alterations or changes spatially overlapped within the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Edward Livingston, Timothy Ganey
  • Patent number: 8679189
    Abstract: An implant device having a non-conductive base structure with at least two exposed or exterior surfaces wherein at least one of the exposed or exterior surfaces has attained electrical conductivity on at least portions of the surface by an energy exposure wherein portions of the exposed or exterior surfaces are transformed by the energy exposure to attain the electrical conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Amendia Inc., The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Ganey, Frank Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20130296708
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130296709
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130296710
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Karel J. ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130163442
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a processor configured to send an identifier to an output device such that the output device presents the identifier. The apparatus also includes a cellular communication module and a Wi-Fi communication module operatively coupled to the processor. The cellular communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a cellular network. The cellular communication module can be configured to receive, from a server via the cellular network, Wi-Fi configuration instructions in response to the server receiving the identifier and the Wi-Fi configuration instructions from a communication device. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to establish a connection with a Wi-Fi network based on the Wi-Fi configuration instructions. The Wi-Fi communication module can be configured to receive, from the communication device, a command configured to control content presented by the output device after the connection with the Wi-Fi network has been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Kik Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 8406859
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karel Zuzak, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, Robert P. Francis, Edward Livingston
  • Patent number: 8156197
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a server that stores a set of media files. The server is configured to send an authentication code to a first communication device in response to a request from the first communication device to access the set of media files such that the first communication device can present the authentication code to a user. The server is configured to associate an identifier of a second communication device with the first communication device such that a user of the second communication device can authorize access to the set of media files from the first communication device by sending the authentication code to the server using the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kik Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Livingston, Yuriy Blokhin
  • Publication number: 20120005311
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a server that stores a set of media files. The server is configured to send an authentication code to a first communication device in response to a request from the first communication device to access the set of media files such that the first communication device can present the authentication code to a user. The server is configured to associate an identifier of a second communication device with the first communication device such that a user of the second communication device can authorize access to the set of media files from the first communication device by sending the authentication code to the server using the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Edward Livingston, Yuriy Blokhin
  • Patent number: 7956483
    Abstract: The invention is directed at an air flow apparatus for use with an electric vehicle. The air flow apparatus operates as complementary energy sources for the production of electricity to maintain battery capacity for the propulsion of an electrically powered vehicle. This is preferably achieved by combining induced air flow and the burning of a fossil fuel, such as propane, to effect generator output. In another embodiment, the use of propane is reduced as the vehicle proceeds at specific speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Stanley Edward Livingston
  • Publication number: 20100160791
    Abstract: The present invention includes apparatus and method to prevent surgical injury. The invention incorporates near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, which capitalizes on near infrared light's ability to penetrate deeply into tissues and spectroscopic capability to discern tissue's chemical properties. The present invention further characterized the NIR optical properties of bile containing structures as a clinically useful probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Hanli Liu, Edward Livingston, Bo Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20100056928
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging system having an optical path. The system including an illumination source adapted to output a light beam, the light beam illuminating a target, a dispersing element arranged in the optical path and adapted to separate the light beam into a plurality of wavelengths, a digital micromirror array adapted to tune the plurality of wavelengths into a spectrum, an optical device having a detector and adapted to collect the spectrum reflected from the target and arranged in the optical path and a processor operatively connected to and adapted to control at least one of: the illumination source; the dispersing element; the digital micromirror array; the optical device; and, the detector, the processor further adapted to output a hyperspectral image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Karel ZUZAK, Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Rafael UFRET-VINCENTY, Robert P. FRANCIS, Edward LIVINGSTON