Patents by Inventor Eric Draper

Eric Draper 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: 20200343852
    Abstract: A solar energy harvesting assembly having a unique attachment that can be arranged, mounted, moved and attached to new or existing structures. Solar rings are mounted on any vertical structure that may benefit from solar power using an aesthetically pleasing design that is resistant to wind load. The assembly does not require the need for pitch, azimuth or bearing measurements. The assembly is also capable of energy harvesting from reflected light below with the use of bifacial photovoltaic panels. The mounting design allows the solar energy harvest device to be installed on any vertical structure, including light poles, power poles, parking structures and other minimal load bearing structures. Further, the assembly can be attached to water towers, existing radio towers (guyed, monopole, stealth, self-supporting towers) all used to create vast amounts of unshaded vertical space for solar energy harvesting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Chentnik, Thomas Chentnik, Brendan Eric Draper, Lonnie Mark Draper
  • Publication number: 20190270684
    Abstract: A method of forming polymer composites includes mixing a transition metal oxide precursor including at least one transition metal, a polymer as a binder, a solvent for the polymer, and water to form a first solution including polymer-transition metal complexes. The polymer-transition metal complexes are hydrolyzed to produce a plurality of transition metal oxide nanoparticles, wherein water is added in the mixing in a stoichiometric excess for the hydrolyzing. The solvent and residual of the water remaining after the hydrolyzing are removed. A polymer composite including the transition metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed in the polymer results after the removing, where some of the polymer is chemically conjugated to a surface of the transition metal oxide nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc., The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David L. Reid, Sudipta Seal, Eric Petersen, Robert Draper
  • Patent number: 10370306
    Abstract: A method of forming polymer composites having transition metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed therein includes mixing a transition metal oxide precursor including at least one transition metal, a polymer as a binder, a solvent for the polymer, and water to form a first solution including polymer-transition metal complexes. The polymer-transition metal complexes are hydrolyzed to produce a plurality of transition metal oxide nanoparticles, wherein water is added in the mixing in a stoichiometric excess for the hydrolyzing. The solvent and residual of the water remaining after the hydrolyzing are removed. A polymer composite including a plurality of transition metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed in the polymer results after the removing, where some of the polymer is chemically conjugated to a surface of the transition metal oxide nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David L. Reid, Sudipta Seal, Eric Petersen, Robert Draper
  • Patent number: 9282622
    Abstract: A modular x-ray source in which the x-ray tube is removably attached to a case and power supply by a removable cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Draper, Jon Barron, Vince Jones, Eric Miller, Dustin Peterson
  • Patent number: 9240303
    Abstract: An x-ray tube including dual, electrically-conductive emitter tubes to support and provide electrical power to an electron emitter. A method of evacuating and sealing the x-ray tube by drawing a vacuum on the x-ray tube through an inner tube of dual emitter tubes, then pinching the inner tube to seal off the enclosure and to maintain a vacuum therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Barnum, Dustin Peterson, Eric Miller, Eric Draper, Jon Barron
  • Publication number: 20150098552
    Abstract: A modular x-ray source in which the x-ray tube is removably attached to a case and power supply by a removable cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Draper, Jon Barron, Vince Jones, Eric Miller, Dustin Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150071410
    Abstract: An x-ray tube including dual, electrically-conductive emitter tubes to support and provide electrical power to an electron emitter. A method of evacuating and sealing the x-ray tube by drawing a vacuum on the x-ray tube through an inner tube of dual emitter tubes, then pinching the inner tube to seal off the enclosure and to maintain a vacuum therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Barnum, Dustin Peterson, Eric Miller, Eric Draper, Jon Barron