Patents by Inventor Fernando Vazquez

Fernando Vazquez 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: 20230006600
    Abstract: A method of protecting a converter of a wind turbine and a respective protection system are provided. The converter is coupled to a generator of the wind turbine to perform conversion of electrical power produced by the generator, the converter including plural semiconductor components that are operational to provide the conversion of the electrical power. The method includes the performing of a step of estimating a junction temperature of at least one of the semiconductor components by determining a current in the converter associated with power loss in one or more of the semiconductor components; estimating power loss associated with the one or more semiconductor components based on the determined current and on a state of the one or more semiconductor components; and using a thermal model to estimate the junction temperature of the semiconductor components based on the estimated power loss. The estimating step is repeatedly performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Andres Agudo Araque, Victor Bermejo Hernandez, Fernando Vazquez-Prada Simon
  • Patent number: 11512099
    Abstract: Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) usually crystallize as insoluble powders and their processing for suitable devices has been thought to be limited. Here, it is demonstrated that COFs can be mechanically pressed into shaped objects having anisotropic ordering with preferred orientation between the hk0 and 00/ crystallographic planes. Pellets prepared from bulk COF powders impregnated with LiClO4 displayed room temperature conductivity up to 0.26 mS cm?1 and stability up to 10.0 V (vs. Li+/Li0). This outcome portends use of COFs as solid-state electrolytes in batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Fernando Javier Uribe-Romo, Demetrius Vazquez-Molina, James K. Harper
  • Patent number: 9702879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in vitro methods and products for detecting the presence of an invasive carcinoma in an individual, for determining and/or predicting the stage and/or invasiveness of said carcinoma in an individual, or for monitoring the effect of the therapy administered to an individual who has said carcinoma based on col11a1 gene and proCOL11A1 protein expression. The invention also relates to the search for, identification, development and evaluation of the efficacy of compounds for therapy for said carcinoma, for the purpose of developing new medicinal products. The invention also relates to agents inhibiting proCOL11A1 protein expression and/or activity, and/or the effects of this expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Oncomatryx Biopharma, S.L.
    Inventors: Luis Barneo Serra, Carmen Garcia Pravia, Juan Ramon De Los Toyos Gonzalez, Marcos Garcia Ocana, Jose Fernando Vazquez Villa, Nelson Fuentes Martinez, Jokin Del Amo Iribarren, Laureano Simon Buela
  • Patent number: 9315682
    Abstract: A heat-transfer textile ink product comprising (a) silicone ink base composition; (b) one or more pigments; and (c) a heat-transfer adhesion promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nancy Delys, Katherine Hoffee, Bertrand Louis Julien Lenoble, Fernando Vazquez-Carrillo
  • Publication number: 20150362496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to in vitro methods and products for detecting the presence of an invasive carcinoma in an individual, for determining and/or predicting the stage and/or invasiveness of said carcinoma in an individual, or for monitoring the effect of the therapy administered to an individual who has said carcinoma based on col11a1 gene and proCOL11A1 protein expression. The invention also relates to the search for, identification, development and evaluation of the efficacy of compounds for therapy for said carcinoma, for the purpose of developing new medicinal products. The invention also relates to agents inhibiting proCOL11A1 protein expression and/or activity, and/or the effects of this expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Luis Barneo Serra, Carmen Garcia Pravia, Juan Ramon De Los Toyos Gonzalez, Marcos Garcia Ocana, Jose Fernando Vazquez Villa, Nelson Fuentes Martinez, Jokin Del Amo Iribarren, Laureano Simon Buela
  • Publication number: 20150004336
    Abstract: A heat-transfer textile ink product comprising (a) silicone ink base composition; (b) one or more pigments; and (c) a heat-transfer adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Delys, Katherine Hoffee, Bertrand Louis Julien Lenoble, Fernando Vazquez-Carrillo
  • Publication number: 20140356590
    Abstract: A direct printing composition comprising (a) a silicone ink base composition and (b) an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Katherine Hoffee, Fernando Vazquez-Carrillo, Lauren Tonge
  • Publication number: 20140342625
    Abstract: A curable siloxane composition, cured material prepared therefrom, manufactured article prepared therewith, methods of making, and uses thereof, are disclosed. The composition comprises a mixture of ingredients (A) and (B): (A) a curable amount of a reactive group-functional siloxane, which has on average per molecule at least one curing-reactive group; and (B) an effective amount of an isocyanate or an isocyanate donor agent. The isocyanate has an average of at least one —N?C?O moiety per molecule thereof. The isocyanate donor agent produces an isocyanate when the isocyanate donor agent is exposed to a triggering condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Wayne Murray, Fernando Vazquez-Carrillo
  • Publication number: 20120284769
    Abstract: Systems and methods of intelligent policy-based geo-fencing provide the ability to associate a context to a geo-fence using conditions/rules/criteria and attributes retrieved in real-time to offer greater intelligence in determining if an action should be performed. Using policies and attributes uniquely associated with a geo-fence, geo-fence concepts may be enhanced to provide granular and flexible decision-making with regard to spatial awareness. The result of these dynamic decisions may then be mapped to any number of actions to produce alerts, notifications or messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Kyle Dixon, Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 8013097
    Abstract: Silicone polyether copolymers are disclosed having the average formula E-B-[AB]n-E where E is an organofunctional endblocking group, B is a diorganopolysiloxane, A is a divalent organic group comprising at least one polyether group, and n is ?1. The silicone polyether copolymers having an amine functional endblocking group are useful in the treatment of textiles and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: John Kennan, Kevin Lewis, Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 7896929
    Abstract: A method of treating textiles with a silicone block copolymer containing polyether-amide units is disclosed. Textiles treated with the silicone block copolymer have a feel or hand comparable to conventional hydrophobic silicones, but do not negatively impact the hydrophilicity of the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Lenin Petroff, Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 7807067
    Abstract: The treatment of textiles by a fluoropolymer-branched silicone polyether composition is disclosed. The fluoropolymer-branched silicone polyether compositions are prepared by combining a fluoropolymer and a branched silicone polyether. The resulting compositions improve the hand or feel of the fabric without significantly diminishing oil repellency nor the stain release properties associated with fluoropolymers. The branched silicone polyethers can be used alone to improve the feel of fabrics, without diminishing the hydrophilicity of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Fernando Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20100048795
    Abstract: Silicone polyether copolymers are disclosed having the average formula E-B-[AB]n-E where E is an organofunctional endblocking group, B is a diorganopolysiloxane, A is a divalent organic group comprising at least one polyether group, and n is ?1. The silicone polyether copolymers having an amine functional endblocking group are useful in the treatment of textiles and fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: John Kennan, Kevin Lewis, Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 7665195
    Abstract: The urn of the invention comprises a series of pod-like containers designed to function as cinerary urns (i.e. receptacles for human ashes) comprising a bottom shell and a top cover made of biodegradable materials. The bottom shell having a hollow protrusion for a direct contact with the earth, while the top cover has several holes promoting the germination of the living monument. The urn is meant to be used with new or pre-existing plants producing a living monument in memory of the deceased person whose ashes it contains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jose Fernando Vazquez-Perez
  • Publication number: 20090113637
    Abstract: A method of treating textiles with a silicone block copolymer containing polyether-amide units is disclosed. Textiles treated with the silicone block copolymer have a feel or hand comparable to conventional hydrophobic silicones, but do not negatively impact the hydrophilicity of the textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Lenin Petroff, Fernando Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20080209645
    Abstract: A surface treatment composition comprising at least one saccharide-siloxane copolymer having a saccharide component and an organosiloxane component and linked by a linking group, wherein the saccharide-siloxane copolymer has a specified formula and the surface treatment composition is adapted to provide at least one benefit to a surface to which it is applied, is provided. Dispersions and emulsions comprising the saccharide-siloxane copolymer, and treatment compositions comprising the emulsions and/or dispersions are also provided. The invention further provides methods and articles of manufacture comprising the inventive compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicants: DOW CORNING CORPORATION, GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Fernando Vazquez Carrillo, Michael Costello, Serge Firmin Alain Creutz, Lorry Deklippel, Benoit Henault, Eric Jude Joffre, Joseph Charles McAuliffe, Virginia Kay O'Neil, Christel Simon
  • Publication number: 20070190874
    Abstract: The treatment of textiles by a fluoropolymer-branched silicone polyether composition is disclosed. The fluoropolymer-branched silicone polyether compositions are prepared by combining a fluoropolymer and a branched silicone polyether. The resulting compositions improve the hand or feel of the fabric without significantly diminishing oil repellency nor the stain release properties associated with fluoropolymers. The branched silicone polyethers can be used alone to improve the feel of fabrics, without diminishing the hydrophilicity of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 7257465
    Abstract: An irrigation controller includes a base unit with a removable and programmable control panel and backplane circuitry for communicating with a plurality of removable modules capable of performing a variety of irrigation and non-irrigation functions. A base module having irrigation station drivers is mated with the backplane circuitry and communicates with the base unit to carry out basic irrigation functions. A plurality of expansion modules and one or more smart modules, each having its own logic circuit, can be mated with the backplane circuitry to communicate with the base unit and carry out additional irrigation and non-irrigation functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Perez, Jose Macias, Bill Merkt, Fernando Vazquez, Roger S. Neitzel, Ken R. Venegas
  • Patent number: 7097785
    Abstract: Treatment of textiles by a fluoropolymer-amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane composition is disclosed. The fluoropolymer-amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane compositions are prepared by combining a fluoropolymer and an amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane. The resulting compositions improve the hand or feel of the fabric without significantly diminishing oil repellency properties associated with fluoropolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Fernando Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20050224746
    Abstract: Treatment of textiles by a fluoropolymer-amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane composition is disclosed. The fluoropolymer-amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane compositions are prepared by combining a fluoropolymer and an amino terminated polydiorganosiloxane. The resulting compositions improve the hand or feel of the fabric without significantly diminishing oil repellency properties associated with fluoropolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventor: Fernando Vazquez