Patents by Inventor Elie Helou, Jr.

Elie Helou, 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: 10549868
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180194470
    Abstract: A cargo transport system comprising a spine assembly and a container assembly. The spine assembly comprises a rigid spine and a plurality of mounts arranged on the rigid spine in a plurality of mount rows. The container assembly comprises a plurality of containers and is secured to the spine assembly using at least a subset of the plurality of mounts. Each container of the plurality of containers comprises a plurality of fittings for securing the container to the spine assembly and/or another container of the container assembly. Each mount row extends along a width of the spine assembly, and the plurality of mount rows are spaced apart at regular distance intervals along a length of the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180194267
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus, systems, and methods, including a ground transport drive container comprising an outer container having a cuboid shape and comprising a plurality of fittings for securing the outer container to another apparatus; and a drive wheel assembly. The drive wheel assembly comprises one or more wheels and a deployment mechanism secured to the one or more wheels. An actuating member actuates the drive wheel assembly between a stowed configuration and one or more deployed configurations. In the stowed configuration, the drive wheel assembly is housed entirely within the outer container. In the one or more deployed configurations, the drive wheel assembly extends from the outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180194548
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus, systems, and methods, including a cargo transport system comprising a spine assembly, a container assembly, and an outer fairing. The spine assembly comprises a rigid spine and a plurality of mounts arranged on the rigid spine in a plurality of mount rows. The container assembly comprises a plurality of containers secured to the spine assembly using at least a subset of the plurality of mounts. The outer fairing at least partially encloses the container assembly. Each container of the plurality of containers comprises a plurality of fittings for securing the container to the spine assembly and/or another container of the container assembly. The container assembly is enclosed within a pressurization space for pressurizing the container assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170313443
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Patent number: 9586700
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9493227
    Abstract: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a moveable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to the spine and configured to structurally engage the cargo container onto the spine. The aft fairing is movable between a fixed position for flight and an open position for at least loading and unloading of the cargo assembly. The aircraft is configured such that an unobstructed passageway is provided in an area underneath the spine during loading or unloading of the cargo assembly. An aft access is provided when the aft fairing is moved to the open position. The moveable platform is used to maneuver the cargo assembly for loading and unloading onto and from the spine, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150353183
    Abstract: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a moveable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to the spine and configured to structurally engage the cargo container onto the spine. The aft fairing is movable between a fixed position for flight and an open position for at least loading and unloading of the cargo assembly. The aircraft is configured such that an unobstructed passageway is provided in an area underneath the spine during loading or unloading of the cargo assembly. An aft access is provided when the aft fairing is moved to the open position. The moveable platform is used to maneuver the cargo assembly for loading and unloading onto and from the spine, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150284110
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Patent number: 9108720
    Abstract: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a moveable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to the spine and configured to structurally engage the cargo container onto the spine. The aft fairing is movable between a fixed position for flight and an open position for at least loading and unloading of the cargo assembly. The aircraft is configured such that an unobstructed passageway is provided in an area underneath the spine during loading or unloading of the cargo assembly. An aft access is provided when the aft fairing is moved to the open position. The moveable platform is used to maneuver the cargo assembly for loading and unloading onto and from the spine, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou Jr.
  • Patent number: 9073647
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038851
    Abstract: A cover for a pie pan or similar type of pan or plate has a ring and a lid pivotally attached to the ring by a flex joint. A pan is placed into the ring with a lip of the pan resting on top of the ring. The cover is folded over and pressed down onto the ring. Interlocking elements on tabs on the ring and lid engage each other and hold the lid down onto the ring, with the lip of the pan between them. The lid may include inwardly projecting teeth spaced apart on an inside surface of the lid, with the teeth adapted to hold the lip of a pan between the ring and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CHAMNESS BIODEGRADABLES, LLL
    Inventors: Brad Anthony Picard, Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8911843
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a partly-biodegradable system, which comprises a non-biodegradable portion and a biodegradable portion wherein the non-biodegradable portion is easily separated from the biodegradable portion for disposal of the system. In certain embodiments, the system further comprises a cover layer of non-biodegradable film which adheres to the first non-biodegradable portion to form a sealed compartment for food or drink reservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chamness Biodegradables, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Dellinger, Neil J. Dunn, Elie Helou, Jr., William V. Hickey, Dwight W. Schwark, Drew V. Speer
  • Patent number: 8875874
    Abstract: A mixing container including an outer vessel, one or more inner vessels, and a lid. The outer vessel has a bottom, an open mouth and a peripheral sidewall between the open mouth and the bottom. The one or more inner vessels each have an end, an open mouth and a peripheral sidewall between the end and the open mouth. The lid is configured to be removably coupled to the open mouth of the outer vessel and the lid is characterized as having an outer surface and an inner surface coupled to the ends of the one or more inner vessels. A seal is formed between the open mouth of each one of the one or more inner vessels and the bottom of the outer vessel when the lid is coupled to the open mouth of the outer vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Biosphere Spirits, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140319281
    Abstract: A launch system comprises a nose section comprising a nose coupling surface, a tail section comprising a tail coupling surface facing the nose coupling surface and a mast coupling the nose and tail sections. The mast is configured to expand and retract to displace the nose and tail sections within a range of distances from one another. In a retracted state, the nose and tail sections are either structurally coupled to one another at the nose and tail coupling surfaces or structurally coupled to at least one integrated module located between the nose and the tail sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: BIOSPHERE AEROSPACE LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140231588
    Abstract: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a moveable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to the spine and configured to structurally engage the cargo container onto the spine. The aft fairing is movable between a fixed position for flight and an open position for at least loading and unloading of the cargo assembly. The aircraft is configured such that an unobstructed passageway is provided in an area underneath the spine during loading or unloading of the cargo assembly. An aft access is provided when the aft fairing is moved to the open position. The moveable platform is used to maneuver the cargo assembly for loading and unloading onto and from the spine, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140217230
    Abstract: A drone cargo helicopter having an elongated body. The elongated body has a low profile and has a front portion, a rear portion, an upper surface, a lower surface and a pair of opposing sides extending between the front and the rear portions. At least a first blade set is coupled to the upper surface and rotating in a first direction. Two or more struts are pivotally coupled to opposing sides or lower surface of the elongated body, the struts being coupled via a joint at a top end of the strut. The lower surface of the elongated body comprises a substantially planar surface between the front and rear portions, the substantially planar surface having one or more attachments to provide a rigid engagement with a container. The struts are pivotally movable between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position, the struts support the elongated body a distance from a ground surface that is greater than a height of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140186644
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention generally relate to a moisture barrier coating that is biodegradable and compostable. Some embodiments also relate to a coating that is dual ovenable. Such coatings may be used to increase moisture resistance and provide non-stick or release characteristics when applied to biodegradable and compostable disposable food packaging and food service items. In some embodiments, a plasticizer or an amide wax are added to a cellulose-ester, shellac, and rosin based coating to increase moisture resistance and reduce brittleness. In other embodiments, phospholipids or medium-chain triglycerides or increased levels of amide wax may be added to the either of the embodiments above to provide enhanced release characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Dellinger, Elie Helou, JR., Drew V. Speer, Dwight W. Schwark
  • Patent number: 8708282
    Abstract: A system for loading and unloading a cargo assembly onto and from an aircraft. The system comprises an aircraft and a movable platform. The aircraft comprises a forward fairing, an aft fairing, a spine disposed between the forward fairing and the aft fairing and a plurality of mounts coupled to the spine and configured to structurally engage the cargo container onto the spine. The aft fairing is movable between a fixed position for flight and an open position for at least loading and unloading of the cargo assembly. The aircraft is configured such that an unobstructed passageway is provided in an area underneath the spine during loading or unloading of the cargo assembly. An aft access is provided when the aft fairing is moved to the open position. The movable platform is used to maneuver the cargo assembly for loading and unloading onto and from the spine, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Biosphere Aerospace, LLC
    Inventor: Elie Helou, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140092703
    Abstract: A multi-component mixing device comprising an outer container and an inner vessel. The outer container comprises a closed end, a mouth and a peripheral wall between said closed end and said mouth. The inner vessel is disposed within said outer container and the inner vessel comprises a top portion, a bottom portion and a peripheral side wall between said top portion and bottom portion. The peripheral side wall of the inner vessel is defined by first and second sections, which are slidably engaged to one another between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the inner vessel defines an enclosed cavity and in the second position, the inner vessel comprises a first opening corresponding to the enclosed cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BIOSPHERE SPIRITS, LLC
    Inventors: ELIE HELOU, JR., Heriberto Alvarado