Patents by Inventor Eric A. Baker

Eric A. Baker 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: 11168898
    Abstract: A high turndown furnace for an air handling system. In one example, the furnace includes a plurality of tubes divisible by four with a first modulating valve supplying gas to ¼ of the tubes and a second modulating valve supplying gas to ¾ of the tubes. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing a 16:1 turndown. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing seamless turndown operation throughout the entire firing range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Greenheck Fan Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Baker, Brandon Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20210304899
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable storage media and systems are described for constructing a three-dimensional electronic library of simulated decays of the diffusion-weighted 1H2O MR signal in b-space. Methods, computer-readable media, and systems are described for preparing a parametric tissue map for tissue in a subject. Computer readable media, having an electronic library of simulated decays of the diffusion-weighted 1H2O signal in b-space and method of using such a library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: Oregon Health & Science University, University of Washington
    Inventors: Charles Springer, Gregory Wilson, Jeffrey Maki, Thomas Barbara, Xin Li, William Rooney, Wei Huang, Brendan Moloney, Eric Baker
  • Patent number: 10871238
    Abstract: A fully removable chime or valve guard that can support the container on its top, side and bottom is provided. The removable chime or valve guard provides protection if the container is dropped on its side or top. The protection provided allows the containers to pass a drop test per 49 CFR section 178.603, so the containers can be certified per 49 CFR 178.504.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: VERSUM MATERIALS US, LLC
    Inventors: John Eric Baker, Charles Michael Birtcher
  • Patent number: 10815832
    Abstract: A turbine exhaust case is provided for a gas turbine engine. This turbine exhaust case includes a first gas turbine engine exhaust case, a second gas turbine engine exhaust case, a strut and a fastener. The second gas turbine engine exhaust case includes a flange and a bracket. The strut is coupled to the first case and the second case. The fastener fastens the flange and the strut. The second gas turbine engine exhaust case is co-axial with the first gas turbine engine exhaust case. The strut contacts the bracket when the engine is powered-on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Staffier, Paul W. Palmer, Anders C. Olson, Nicholas W. Kantany, Eric Baker
  • Patent number: 10648144
    Abstract: A dock and boat protection system includes a flexible sheet, fasteners, and a plurality of colinearly aligned marine fenders. The sheet has an envelope portion sized to at-least-partially surround fenders when conformed there-around, and an edge portion extending from the envelope portion and configured to engage a dock, wherein the edge portion is secured to the dock by the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Jon Dean, Robert Eric Baker, William Terry Robertson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190383170
    Abstract: A turbine exhaust case is provided for a gas turbine engine. This turbine exhaust case includes a first gas turbine engine exhaust case, a second gas turbine engine exhaust case, a strut and a fastener. The second gas turbine engine exhaust case includes a flange and a bracket. The strut is coupled to the first case and the second case. The fastener fastens the flange and the strut. The second gas turbine engine exhaust case is co-axial with the first gas turbine engine exhaust case. The strut contacts the bracket when the engine is powered-on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Staffier, Paul W. Palmer, Anders C. Olson, Nicholas W. Kantany, Eric Baker
  • Publication number: 20190301751
    Abstract: A high turndown furnace for an air handling system. In one example, the furnace includes a plurality of tubes divisible by four with a first modulating valve supplying gas to ¼ of the tubes and a second modulating valve supplying gas to ¾ of the tubes. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing a 16:1 turndown. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing seamless turndown operation throughout the entire firing range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Baker, Brandon Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20190201843
    Abstract: In one aspect, catalyst modules and catalytic reactors are provided which, in some embodiments, mitigate inefficiencies and/or problems associated with fluid stream pressure drop. A catalyst module comprises a layer of structural catalyst bodies arranged in a pleated format, the structural catalyst bodies forming pleat inlet faces and pleat outlet faces, wherein fluid flow channels defined by inner partition walls of the structural catalyst bodies extend from the pleat inlet faces to the pleat outlet faces. The pleat inlet faces form an angle (?) with an inlet face of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Chris DIFRANCESCO, Scot Pritchard, Eric Baker Howell, Jeremy Thomas Freeman
  • Patent number: 10330329
    Abstract: A high turndown furnace for an air handling system. In one example, the furnace includes a plurality of tubes divisible by four with a first modulating valve supplying gas to ¼ of the tubes and a second modulating valve supplying gas to ¾ of the tubes. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing a 16:1 turndown. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing seamless turndown operation throughout the entire firing range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Greenheck Fan Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Baker, Brandon Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20190112773
    Abstract: A dock and boat protection system includes a flexible sheet, fasteners, and a plurality of colinearly aligned marine fenders. The sheet has an envelope portion sized to at-least-partially surround fenders when conformed there-around, and an edge portion extending from the envelope portion and configured to engage a dock, wherein the edge portion is secured to the dock by the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Jon Dean, Robert Eric Baker, William Terry Robertson, JR.
  • Patent number: 10226737
    Abstract: In one aspect, catalyst modules and catalytic reactors are provided which, in some embodiments, mitigate inefficiencies and/or problems associated with fluid stream pressure drop A catalyst module comprises a layer of structural catalyst bodies arranged in a pleated format, the structural catalyst bodies forming pleat inlet faces and pleat outlet faces, wherein fluid flow channels defined by inner partition walls of the structural catalyst bodies extend from the pleat inlet faces to the pleat outlet faces. The pleat inlet faces form an angle (?) with an inlet face of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cormetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Difrancesco, Scot Pritchard, Eric Baker Howell, Jeremy Thomas Freeman
  • Publication number: 20190024816
    Abstract: A fully removable chime or valve guard that can support the container on its top, side and bottom is provided. The removable chime or valve guard provides protection if the container is dropped on its side or top. The protection provided allows the containers to pass a drop test per 49 CFR section 178.603, so the containers can be certified per 49 CFR 178.504.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Versum Materials US, LLC
    Inventors: John Eric Baker, Charles Michael Birtcher
  • Publication number: 20180038601
    Abstract: A high turndown furnace is provided for an air handling system. In one example, the furnace is provided with a plurality of tubes divisible by four with a first modulating valve supplying gas to ¼ of the tubes and a second modulating valve supplying gas to ¾ of the tubes. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing a 16:1 turndown. In one aspect, the furnace is capable of providing seamless turndown operation throughout the entire firing range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Baker, Brandon Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20170266617
    Abstract: In one aspect, catalyst modules and catalytic reactors are provided which, in some embodiments, mitigate inefficiencies and/or problems associated with fluid stream pressure drop A catalyst module comprises a layer of structural catalyst bodies arranged in a pleated format, the structural catalyst bodies forming pleat inlet faces and pleat outlet faces, wherein fluid flow channels defined by inner partition walls of the structural catalyst bodies extend from the pleat inlet faces to the pleat outlet faces. The pleat inlet faces form an angle (?) with an inlet face of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Chris DIFRANCESCO, Scot PRITCHARD, Eric Baker HOWELL, Jeremy Thomas FREEMAN
  • Publication number: 20160341070
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a containment ring to contain liberated compressor and turbine blades and blade fragments within a core assembly. The combination of a containment gap between the core case and the containment ring and a containment layer disposed in the gap helps dissipate the energy generated by loose body impacts on the core assembly. The containment layer deforms, deflects, and/or redirects the impact energy acting in a radial direction, thereby to improve containment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Igor S. Garcia, Shu Liu, Robert Russell Mayer, Eric Baker, Stephanie Ernst, Fernando K. Grant, Andrew S. Miller, Peter Balawajder, Paul W. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20160341075
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a core assembly with a core case having a containment section for containing liberated compressor and turbine blades and blade fragments. The containment section includes first and second containment layers and the containment section is configured to have a non-linear rate of energy dissipation across the first and second containment layers, thereby to improve containment of blades and blade fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Shu Liu, Robert Russell Mayer, Paul W. Palmer, Peter Balawajder, Igor S. Garcia, David C. Pimenta, Stephanie Ernst, Fernando K. Grant, Eric Baker, Andrew S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8329126
    Abstract: The present invention, in some embodiments, provides catalyst modules and/or catalytic reactors having increased effective catalyst cross-sectional areas. In some embodiments, a catalyst module comprises a fluid stream inlet side comprising a plurality of first catalyst bodies and a plurality of first ducts and a fluid stream outlet side comprising a plurality of second catalyst bodies and a plurality of second ducts, wherein the first ducts are a fluid stream inlet to the second catalyst bodies and the second ducts are a fluid stream outlet for the first catalyst bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cormetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thomas Freeman, Eric Baker Howell
  • Publication number: 20110305611
    Abstract: The present invention, in some embodiments, provides catalyst modules and/or catalytic reactors having increased effective catalyst cross-sectional areas. In some embodiments, a catalyst module comprises a fluid stream inlet side comprising a plurality of first catalyst bodies and a plurality of first ducts and a fluid stream outlet side comprising a plurality of second catalyst bodies and a plurality of second ducts, wherein the first ducts are a fluid stream inlet to the second catalyst bodies and the second ducts are a fluid stream outlet for the first catalyst bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: CORMETECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thomas Freeman, Eric Baker Howell
  • Patent number: 8002247
    Abstract: The present invention is a quartz bubbler container with cross purge capability. This cross purge allows the user to easily purge air and chemical from the valve inlet and outlet by simply flowing inert gas, and avoids the requirement for a more complicated vacuum purging apparatus. The design incorporates two small footprint 3-way valves mounted on the bubbler container inlet and outlet connectors. The 3rd port of each valve is piped together between the valves with a crosspurge line. The valves are corrosion resistant, leak free, maintenance free, non-leaching of impurities, and can accommodate an optional breakseal crusher that will perforate quartz break seals (on the inlet and outlet of ampoule). Liquid out containers of various materials of construction are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Michael Birtcher, Thomas Andrew Steidl, John Eric Baker
  • Patent number: 7997855
    Abstract: A wind turbine is provided having a gearbox containing a lubrication medium, a pump for circulating the lubrication medium, and a gearbox lubrication suction pipe for transporting the lubrication medium from the gearbox to the pump. A heater is in thermal connection to, at least a portion of, the gearbox lubrication suction pipe. This heater is used to heat the lubrication medium contained within the gearbox lubrication suction pipe to a temperature where damage to the pump is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bharat S. Bagepalli, Edwin Hidding, Stephan Klümper, Eric A. Baker, Holger Grünwaldt, Michael J. Burkett