Patents by Inventor Eric A. Carter

Eric A. Carter 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: 20210050138
    Abstract: A transformer assembly includes a housing, a core within an interior of the housing, and at least one winding positioned around the core. The at least one winding and the core are mounted to the housing with potting material. At least a portion of a fluid circuit is defined within at least one wall of the housing. The at least the portion of the fluid circuit is defined through an opening in the at least one wall of the housing in fluid communication with the interior of the housing. A transformer assembly includes a housing, a core within an interior of the housing, at least one winding positioned around the core, and a fluid circuit defined at least partially within at least one wall of the housing being configured such that heat is transferred to the fluid from at least one of the core and the at least one winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Debabrata Pal, Ashutosh Joshi, Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter
  • Patent number: 10919547
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a bearing hub assembly of a rail guide wheel apparatus for a rail vehicle. The bearing hub assembly may couple rail wheels to the rail guide wheel apparatus. The rail guide wheel apparatus may be included on a Hi-Rail vehicle or any other vehicle configured to travel along railroad tracks. The bearing hub assembly includes a sensor that is integrally mounted within the bearing hub assembly. The sensor collects information associated with rotation of the rail wheels. Information collected by the sensor may be used to determine a speed, direction, location, and/or distance traveled of the rail vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: John Wiggins, Eric Carter
  • Publication number: 20210011621
    Abstract: The discussion relates to virtual keyboard engagement. One example can define key volumes relating to keys of a virtual keyboard and detect finger movement of a user through individual key volumes. The example can detect parameter changes associated with detected finger movement through individual key volumes and build potential key sequences from detected parameter changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. BECKER, Nazeeh A. ELDIRGHAMI, Kevin W. BARNES, Julia SCHWARZ, Eric CARTER
  • Patent number: 10787771
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rail vehicle having a track stabilization unit for use in stabilizing rails into ballast. The rail vehicle comprises a frame and a track stabilization unit coupled to the frame. The track stabilization unit includes a base and a plurality of wheels disposed about the base. The wheels are configured to bias against rails of a railroad track. At least one of the wheels is coupled to a motor through a drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft drives rotation of the wheel. Related methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Victor Vargas, Syed Reza Sami, Eric Carter
  • Patent number: 10720719
    Abstract: A jackscrew assembly for a circuit board connector includes a jackset drive cap including drive cap threads and a jackset body. The jackset body includes first jackset body threads configured to mate with the drive cap threads and second jackset body threads configured to mate with a separate fixed connector fastener. The jackset drive cap and the jackset body are configured to retain a connector body therebetween in an assembled state while allowing the jackscrew assembly to rotate relative to the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Downing, Eric A. Carter
  • Patent number: 10453603
    Abstract: An inductor damper circuit includes a toroidal inductor having an inductor coil and an inductor housing, and a resistive element configured around a periphery of the inductor coil and having one end connected to the toroidal inductor, where the resistive element is printed on a flexible substrate and configured between the inductor coil and the inductor housing, and the resistive element is integrated with the toroidal inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harry Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20190237187
    Abstract: A mobile device application for measuring actual wait times experienced by patients of doctors or other medical service providers. A patient launches the application on the mobile device, views available service providers and selects a provider. The patient starts the clock for the selected service provider when the wait begins, and stops the clock when the wait ends. At this time or after the visit, the patient can post their actual wait time, a star-based rating and comments for other patients to view on the application or on a web page equivalent. The patient must be within a GPS-verified geofence around the provider's office in order for the wait time to be considered valid. An integrated real-time messaging application used during surgical procedures is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Carter, Kevin Makati, Brandon Sultemeier
  • Publication number: 20190228477
    Abstract: A configurable automated system preprocesses weather and agronomic data to provide a yield forecast model for a target crop in an identified region. The system considers data typically excluded based on biases of a human operator and/or considers data otherwise not considered to be relevant and/or a powerful predictor by a person having ordinary skill in the art. The system builds predictive models through a variety of statistical approaches, selects and validates candidate models, and operates validated models that output in-season forecasts in a production environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Carter, Joseph Little
  • Patent number: 10358150
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a frame, a pair of wheels, a joint locator, a clamping assembly, and a processor. The wheels travel along a rail. The joint locator detects a joint bar on the rail. The clamping assembly is coupled to the frame and includes a pair of rail clamps disposed laterally outward of the pair of wheels. The processor is configured to automatically actuate the clamping assembly when the clamping assembly reaches the joint bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HARSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Carter, Lee Bolton
  • Patent number: 10320358
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inductor damper circuit includes a shared magnetic core, a primary winding, and a secondary winding. The primary winding includes an inductor winding of a first wire gauge wound about the shared magnetic core. The secondary winding includes a resistive damper winding of a second wire gauge that is less than the first wire gauge and wound about the shared magnetic core in contactless magnetic coupling with the primary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huazhen Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Patent number: 10164598
    Abstract: A power filter arrangement includes a toroidal package having a toroid and a resistive element. The resistive element is disposed about an outer circumference of the toroid and is joined to the toroid. The resistive element is wound about the toroid. The resistive element is provided with a first resistive pattern having an even number of total turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huazhen Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20180290671
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a bearing hub assembly of a rail guide wheel apparatus for a rail vehicle. The bearing hub assembly may couple rail wheels to the rail guide wheel apparatus. The rail guide wheel apparatus may be included on a Hi-Rail vehicle or any other vehicle configured to travel along railroad tracks. The bearing hub assembly includes a sensor that is integrally mounted within the bearing hub assembly. The sensor collects information associated with rotation of the rail wheels. Information collected by the sensor may be used to determine a speed, direction, location, and/or distance traveled of the rail vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: John Wiggins, Eric Carter
  • Publication number: 20180234071
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inductor damper circuit includes a shared magnetic core, a primary winding, and a secondary winding. The primary winding includes an inductor winding of a first wire gauge wound about the shared magnetic core. The secondary winding includes a resistive damper winding of a second wire gauge that is less than the first wire gauge and wound about the shared magnetic core in contactless magnetic coupling with the primary winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Huazhen Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20180200829
    Abstract: A friction stir welded component includes a channel body having a main surface and an elongated channel formed in the main surface. The elongated channel has a first depth portion that is longitudinally spanned by shoulders having a second depth, the second depth being shallower than the first depth. The body further has an abutting face that connects the main surface with one of the shoulders at an oblique angle relative to the main surface. A channel cover with an abutting face is seated against the abutting face of the channel body. A friction stir weld joint joins the channel cover to the channel body, wherein the friction stir weld joint is defined along abutting faces of the channel body and channel cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kris H. Campbell, Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter, Anthony L. Biermann, John Horowy, Eric Karlen, Debabrata Pal
  • Publication number: 20180115097
    Abstract: A jackscrew assembly for a circuit board connector includes a jackset drive cap including drive cap threads and a jackset body. The jackset body includes first jackset body threads configured to mate with the drive cap threads and second jackset body threads configured to mate with a separate fixed connector fastener. The jackset drive cap and the jackset body are configured to retain a connector body therebetween in an assembled state while allowing the jackscrew assembly to rotate relative to the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Downing, Eric A. Carter
  • Publication number: 20180048278
    Abstract: A power filter arrangement includes a toroidal package having a toroid and a resistive element. The resistive element is disposed about an outer circumference of the toroid and is joined to the toroid. The resistive element is wound about the toroid. The resistive element is provided with a first resistive pattern having an even number of total turns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Huazhen Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20180038051
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rail vehicle having a track stabilization unit for use in stabilizing rails into ballast. The rail vehicle comprises a frame and a track stabilization unit coupled to the frame. The track stabilization unit includes a base and a plurality of wheels disposed about the base. The wheels are configured to bias against rails of a railroad track. At least one of the wheels is coupled to a motor through a drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft drives rotation of the wheel. Related methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Victor VARGAS, Syed Reza SAMI, Eric CARTER
  • Publication number: 20170372835
    Abstract: An inductor damper circuit includes a toroidal inductor having an inductor coil and an inductor housing, and a resistive element configured around a periphery of the inductor coil and having one end connected to the toroidal inductor, where the resistive element is printed on a flexible substrate and configured between the inductor coil and the inductor housing, and the resistive element is integrated with the toroidal inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Harry Chai, Eric A. Carter, John Huss
  • Publication number: 20160363390
    Abstract: A cold plate assembly is provided having a base defining a cooling channel and a heat exchanger friction-stir welded to the base, wherein the heat exchanger is located within a portion of the cooling channel, and the friction-stir welding between the heat exchanger and the base forms a fluid seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Karlen, John Horowy, Mark Hamilton Severson, Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter, John Huss, Debabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 8936484
    Abstract: An electrical connector interface comprises a plug connector assembly, a receptacle connector assembly, and an anti-rotation fastener receiving post. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact sockets each have a mating end retained in a monolithic mating portion of a nonconductive plug connector shell body. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact pins extend into a mating portion of a nonconductive receptacle connector shell body. The nonconductive plug and receptacle connector shell bodies each have an external mounting flange with a anti-rotation aperture. The anti-rotation fastener post has a first anti-rotation end insertable into either the plug anti-rotation aperture or the receptacle anti-rotation aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter, Randy P. Gauvin, Michael Sapron