Patents by Inventor George Homsy

George Homsy 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: 10288501
    Abstract: A power cable and method of forming the cable that includes a first conductor guide that includes (i) a first distal receiving hole and (ii) a first axial receiving hole on a longitudinal axis of the power cable. The power cable also includes a second conductor guide that includes (i) a second distal receiving hole and (ii) a second axial receiving hole on the longitudinal axis. The power cable also includes a flexible drive shaft that is disposed in the first axial receiving hole and the second axial receiving hole and a conductor that twists around the longitudinal axis. The conductor is disposed in the first distal receiving hole and the second distal receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MAKANI TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: George Homsy, Jeff Reid
  • Publication number: 20180094993
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a power cable that includes a first conductor guide that includes (i) a first distal receiving hole and (ii) a first axial receiving hole on a longitudinal axis of the power cable. The power cable also includes a second conductor guide that includes (i) a second distal receiving hole and (ii) a second axial receiving hole on the longitudinal axis. The power cable also includes a flexible drive shaft that is disposed in the first axial receiving hole and the second axial receiving hole and a conductor that twists around the longitudinal axis. The conductor is disposed in the first distal receiving hole and the second distal receiving hole. Methods for forming the power cable are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: George Homsy, Jeff Reid
  • Patent number: 8093731
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system comprises a string configured to be pulled. The electric power generation system further comprises a bobbin configured to rotate when the string is unwound from the bobbin. The electric power generation system further comprises an electric power generator having a rotor. The rotor is configured to rotate such that the ratio of number of rotations of the rotor and the bobbin is 1:1 when the string is being pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Potenco, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, John Lewis
  • Patent number: 8013457
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes: a first string and a second string configured to be pulled; a first portion of a bobbin configured to rotate in a direction when the first string is unwound from the bobbin as the first string is pulled; a second portion of a bobbin configured to rotate in the direction when the second string is unwound from the bobbin as the second string is pulled; and an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to the bobbin. The pulling of the second string causes the first string to retract and the pulling of the first string causes the second string to retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Potenco, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7747355
    Abstract: A method of coupling a mechanical power source through an electrical power generator to an electrical load is disclosed. A characteristic of an electrical output is measured from the electrical power generator produced during a power generation cycle during which there is a coupling of the mechanical power source through the electrical power generator to the electrical load. The coupling of the mechanical power source is adjusted through the electrical power generator to the electrical load during a subsequent power generation cycle based at least in part on the measured characteristic of the electrical output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Potenco, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport, John Lewis
  • Publication number: 20080157637
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes: an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to a shaft; and a case with a first chamber and a second chamber. The second chamber includes a primary mechanical turning source. The primary mechanical turning source can be removed to enable the attachment of a secondary mechanical turning source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport
  • Publication number: 20080157615
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes: a string configured to be pulled; a bobbin configured to rotate when the string is unwound from the bobbin as the string is pulled; an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to the bobbin; and a case with a sealed chamber and a chamber that can be opened. The sealed chamber protects the electric power generator from environmental contamination and the chamber that can be opened allows the string to be accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardharn, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport
  • Publication number: 20080157636
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes: a first string and a second string configured to be pulled; a first portion of a bobbin configured to rotate in a direction when the first string is unwound from the bobbin as the first string is pulled; a second portion of a bobbin configured to rotate in the direction when the second string is unwound from the bobbin as the second string is pulled; and an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to the bobbin. The pulling of the second string causes the first string to retract and the pulling of the first string causes the second string to retract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20080157531
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes a string configured to be pulled; a bobbin configured to rotate when the string is unwound from the bobbin as it is being pulled; an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to the bobbin; and a mass attached to the rotor to store rotational energy and to output rotational energy while the string is being wound around the bobbin as the string is retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wihelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport, John Lewis
  • Publication number: 20080157536
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system includes: a string configured to be pulled; a bobbin configured to rotate when the string is unwound from the bobbin as the string is pulled; an electric power generator having a rotor wherein the rotor is mechanically coupled to the bobbin; and a case containing the bobbin and the electric power generator, wherein the case configured with an integral anchoring attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport, Jon Thomas
  • Publication number: 20080150493
    Abstract: An electric power generation system is disclosed. The electric power generation system comprises a string configured to be pulled. The electric power generation system further comprises a bobbin configured to rotate when the string is unwound from the bobbin. The electric power generation system further comprises an electric power generator having a rotor. The rotor is configured to rotate such that the ratio of number of rotations of the rotor and the bobbin is 1:1 when the string is being pulled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, John Lewis
  • Publication number: 20080150495
    Abstract: A method of coupling a mechanical power source through an electrical power generator to an electrical load is disclosed. A characteristic of an electrical output is measured from the electrical power generator produced during a power generation cycle during which there is a coupling of the mechanical power source through the electrical power generator to the electrical load. The coupling of the mechanical power source is adjusted through the electrical power generator to the electrical load during a subsequent power generation cycle based at least in part on the measured characteristic of the electrical output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Colin Bulthaup, Saul Griffith, Dan Goldwater, Corwin Hardham, George Homsy, Eric Wilhelm, Brian Warshawsky, Mitch Heinrich, Michael Lin, Benji Rappoport, John Lewis
  • Publication number: 20050131905
    Abstract: A method by which more than one client program connected to a network stores the same data item at the same location or locations in a data repository connected to the network, the method comprising having a first client program deposit a first data item in a data repository, the depositing including determining a digital fingerprint from the data item using a reproducible pseudorandom process that produces digital fingerprints having a pseudorandom distribution, storing the data item in the data repository at a location or locations associated with the digital fingerprint, and associating a deletion permission token with the data item, and storing this association in the data repository, having a second client program initiate a process for depositing a second data item in the data repository, wherein the second data item is identical to the data item stored by the first client program, the process including determining a digital fingerprint from the second data item using the reproducible pseudorandom proce
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Norman Margolus, Thomas Knight, Jered Floyd, George Homsy
  • Publication number: 20050131903
    Abstract: A method by which objects that have content in common share storage in a data repository, the method comprising breaking an object into component data items at boundaries that depend upon the content of the object, determining digital fingerprints for the component data items, initiating processes to deposit a plurality of objects containing distinct occurrences of the identical component data item within their content, storing distinct information for some component data items of an object's content, but for other component data items relying on the identical component data item already stored, rather than storing a separate copy of the identical component data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Norman Margolus, Thomas Knight, Jered Floyd, George Homsy
  • Publication number: 20050131961
    Abstract: A method for turning variable-length file path names into fixed-length object identifiers in a data repository, the method comprising, assigning a fixed-value identifier to a file system in the data repository, computing a first deterministic pseudo-random function that combines a first component of a plurality of file system pathname components associated with a file with the fixed-value identifier, computing a second determininstic pseudo-random function that combines a second component of the plurality of file system pathname components with the result of the first function, and using at least one of the computed deterministic pseudo-random functions to produce a fixed-length object identifier for the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Norman Margolus, Thomas Knight, Jered Floyd, George Homsy
  • Publication number: 20050131904
    Abstract: A method for providing naming and access control of data items in a data repository, the method comprising having a first client program deposit a data item in the data repository, the depositing including determining a digital fingerprint from the data item, and storing the data item in the data repository at a location or locations associated with the fingerprint, having the first client program specify an object name for an object that comprises a set of data items, storing in the repository an association between the name and the set of data items, and allowing the client program to retrieve a data item from the set of data items by specifying the object name and without providing the digital fingerprint of any data item or composite of data items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Norman Margolus, Thomas Knight, Jered Floyd, George Homsy
  • Patent number: 5210554
    Abstract: A pupil function analyzer has three major subsystems; an electro-optical system, an electronic interface system and a computer/software system. The electro-optical system can, in turn, be described in terms of three subsystems; one that delivers controlled lights to the patient's eyes, another that forms images of the two pupils on a video camera, and a third that moves the optics to maintain alignment with the patient's eyes. The electronic interface system converts signals from the video camera into digital signals to be read by the computer and also responds to the computer to move motors for the maintenance of optical alignment and also operates the light stimuli. The computer/software saves and analyzes the signals sent by the electronic interface, controls the alignment motors, and provides an operator interface, so that the operator can select tests and examine the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Pulse Medical Instruments
    Inventors: Tom N. Cornsweet, Michael Rothberg, George Homsy, Robert W. Sibley
  • Patent number: 5196872
    Abstract: A pupil function analyzer has three major subsystem; an electro-optical system, an electronic interface system and a computer/software system. The electro-optical system can, in turn, be described in terms of three subsystems; one that delivers controlled lights to the patient's eyes, another that forms images of the two pupils on a video camera, and a third that moves the optics to maintain alignment with the patient's eyes. The electronic interface system converts signals from the video camera into digital signals to be read by the computer and also responds to the computer to move motors for the maintenance of optical alignment and also operates the light stimuli. The computer/software saves and analyzes the signals sent by the electronic interface, controls the alignment motors, and provides an operator interface, so that the operator can select tests and examine the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Pulse Medical Instruments
    Inventors: Ross J. Beesmer, Tom N. Cornsweet, George Homsy