Patents by Inventor Ira Katz

Ira Katz 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: 10919649
    Abstract: A low-power Hall thruster gains significantly improved efficiency by a combination of features, including a single piece, h-shaped magnetic screen which enables a more efficient internal volume utilization as well as optimal magnetic shielding; an internally mounted cathode with varying diameter further decreases the footprint of the thruster; an anode with multiple baffles connected by axially oriented holes generates a highly azimuthally uniform propellant flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ryan W Conversano, Dan M Goebel, Ira Katz, Richard R Hofer
  • Publication number: 20200317374
    Abstract: A low-power Hall thruster gains significantly improved efficiency by a combination of features, including a single piece, h-shaped magnetic screen which enables a more efficient internal volume utilization as well as optimal magnetic shielding; an internally mounted cathode with varying diameter further decreases the footprint of the thruster; an anode with multiple baffles connected by axially oriented holes generates a highly azimuthally uniform propellant flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan W. CONVERSANO, Dan M. GOEBEL, Ira KATZ, Richard R. HOFER
  • Patent number: 10723489
    Abstract: A low-power Hall thruster gains significantly improved efficiency by a combination of features, including a single piece, h-shaped magnetic screen which enables a more efficient internal volume utilization as well as optimal magnetic shielding; an internally mounted cathode with varying diameter further decreases the footprint of the thruster; an anode with multiple baffles connected by axially oriented holes generates a highly azimuthally uniform propellant flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ryan W Conversano, Dan M Goebel, Ira Katz, Richard R Hofer
  • Patent number: 10480493
    Abstract: A Hall thruster is configured to reduce or eliminate pole erosion by electrically tying the cathode to the thruster chassis body. The electrical connection controls the ion energy hence reducing erosion at the pole. In a different configuration, the cathode is biased by a power supply, allowing further control of the ion energy and the elimination of pole erosion, thus increasing the thruster's operational lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Richard R. Hofer, Benjamin A. Jorns, Ira Katz, John R. Brophy
  • Publication number: 20190168895
    Abstract: A low-power Hall thruster gains significantly improved efficiency by a combination of features, including a single piece, h-shaped magnetic screen which enables a more efficient internal volume utilization as well as optimal magnetic shielding; an internally mounted cathode with varying diameter further decreases the footprint of the thruster; an anode with multiple baffles connected by axially oriented holes generates a highly azimuthally uniform propellant flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan W CONVERSANO, Dan M GOEBEL, Ira KATZ, Richard R HOFER
  • Publication number: 20170284380
    Abstract: A Hall thruster is configured to reduce or eliminate pole erosion by electrically tying the cathode to the thruster chassis body. The electrical connection controls the ion energy hence reducing erosion at the pole. In a different configuration, the cathode is biased by a power supply, allowing further control of the ion energy and the elimination of pole erosion, thus increasing the thruster's operational lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Richard R. HOFER, Benjamin A. JORNS, Ira KATZ, John R. BROPHY
  • Patent number: 9278649
    Abstract: A portable vehicle safe and method for installing the safe in a vehicle is disclosed. The save can be mounted in a vehicle in any orientation while still providing convenient access to the contents. A generally rectangular body of the safe features a door that is mounted at an angle so that the safe can be mounted both vertically and horizontally. In particular, the vehicle safe can be mounted in a concealed location, for example, under a seat or in a console or glove box of a vehicle while still allowing easy and discreet access from inside the vehicle. Although the invention is shown and described in connection with storing a firearm, the vehicle safe can be used to store any desired item or items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: George P. McGoldrick, Ira Katz, Scott A. Payne
  • Publication number: 20160051580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gaseous composition containing an active gaseous compound selected from the group made up of Xe and Ar to be used for preventing or minimising an ischaemia-reperfusion lesion of a biological material in a donor patient, while and/or immediately after taking a sample of said biological material from said donor patient, said gaseous composition being administered to the donor patient prior to taking the sample of biological material from said donor patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME POUR l'ETUDE ET l'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Ira KATZ, Marc LEMAIRE, Jan PYPE
  • Publication number: 20160051581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gaseous composition containing argon as an active gaseous compound for use to prevent or minimize an ischaemia-reperfusion lesion of a biological material in a recipient individual, during and/or subsequent to the transplantation of said biological material in said recipient individual, wherein said gaseous composition is administered to the recipient individual prior to, during and/or subsequent to the surgical operation aimed at grafting the biological material in said recipient individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: L'AIR LIQUIDE SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Ira KATZ, Marc LEMAIRE, Jan PYPE
  • Publication number: 20150343958
    Abstract: A portable vehicle safe and method for installing the safe in a vehicle is disclosed. The save can be mounted in a vehicle in any orientation while still providing convenient access to the contents. A generally rectangular body of the safe features a door that is mounted at an angle so that the safe can be mounted both vertically and horizontally. In particular, the vehicle safe can be mounted in a concealed location, for example, under a seat or in a console or glove box of a vehicle while still allowing easy and discreet access from inside the vehicle. Although the invention is shown and described in connection with storing a firearm, the vehicle safe can be used to store any desired item or items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: George P. McGoldrick, Ira Katz, Scott A. Payne
  • Publication number: 20140144441
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and therapeutic benefit from inhaled Nitric Oxide. Simultaneously, unnecessary waste of inhaled Nitric Oxide may be avoided thereby increasing the cost effectiveness of Nitric Oxide therapy. The minimization of Nitric Oxide waste has the further benefit of reducing environmental Nitrogen Dioxide levels in e.g. a NICU environment thereby mitigating medical personnel's Nitrogen Dioxide exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude, American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew MARTIN, Ira Katz
  • Publication number: 20140144434
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and therapeutic benefit from inhaled Nitric Oxide. Simultaneously, unnecessary waste of inhaled Nitric Oxide may be avoided thereby increasing the cost effectiveness of Nitric Oxide therapy. The minimization of Nitric Oxide waste has the further benefit of reducing environmental Nitrogen Dioxide levels in e.g. a NICU environment thereby mitigating medical personnel's Nitrogen Dioxide exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Air Liquide Sante (International), American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Martin, Ira Katz
  • Publication number: 20140144439
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and therapeutic benefit from inhaled Nitric Oxide. Simultaneously, unnecessary waste of inhaled Nitric Oxide may be avoided thereby increasing the cost effectiveness of Nitric Oxide therapy. The minimization of Nitric Oxide waste has the further benefit of reducing environmental Nitric Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide levels in e.g. a NICU environment thereby mitigating medical personnel's Nitric Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Air Liquide Santé (International), American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Martin, Ira Katz
  • Publication number: 20140144433
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and therapeutic benefit from inhaled Nitric Oxide. Simultaneously, unnecessary waste of inhaled Nitric Oxide may be avoided thereby increasing the cost effectiveness of Nitric Oxide therapy. The minimization of Nitric Oxide waste has the further benefit of reducing environmental Nitrogen Dioxide levels in e.g. a NICU environment thereby mitigating medical personnel's Nitrogen Dioxide exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Air Liquide Sante (International), American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Martin, Ira Katz
  • Publication number: 20140144440
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and therapeutic benefit from inhaled Nitric Oxide. Simultaneously, unnecessary waste of inhaled Nitric Oxide may be avoided thereby increasing the cost effectiveness of Nitric Oxide therapy. The minimization of Nitric Oxide waste has the further benefit of reducing environmental Nitrogen Dioxide levels in e.g. a NICU environment thereby mitigating medical personnel's Nitrogen Dioxide exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Air Liquide Santé (International), American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew MARTIN, Ira Katz
  • Publication number: 20080295830
    Abstract: A method for designing and/or customizing the treatment or for treating by inhalation of a patient suffering from a respiratory or non-respiratory disease including the steps of presenting a patient suffering from the disease; determining the kind of disease of the patient; prescribing at least one drug and/or gas and at least one kind of device to be used for administrating the drug or gas; inputting into a processing element, data chosen among the drug and/or prescribed gas and drug particle size obtained with the prescribed device; inputting into the processing element at least one patient characteristics of the patient; inputting into processing element at least one morphology and/or ventilatory condition of the patient; running a code in the processing element using the input data and conditions thereby calculating a flow and/or deposition characteristics customized to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Teddy Blayne Martonen, Gabriela Apiou, Marine Pichelin, Ira Katz, Joelle Texereau, Georges Caillibotte
  • Patent number: 6177629
    Abstract: A charging control device for use with a spacecraft solar array employs a field emitter array including a cathode and an anode; a first resistor coupled between the cathode of the field emitter array and a solar array common; and a second resistor coupled between the anode of the field emitter array and a solar array positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Maxwell Technologies
    Inventor: Ira Katz
  • Patent number: 4992270
    Abstract: Described are the uses of benzyl formate having the structure: ##STR1## and d-pulegone having the structure: ##STR2## taken alone or taken in combination as attractants for beetles (Coleoptera). The benzyl formate and d-pulegone taken along or in combination find utility primarily as bait enhancers for acute toxins and/or trapping devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignees: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., The University of Florida
    Inventors: Richard A. Wilson, Jerry F. Butler, Donald Withycombe, Braja D. Mookherjee, Ira Katz, Kenneth R. Schrankel
  • Patent number: 4988508
    Abstract: Described are the uses of benzyl formate having the structure: ##STR1## d-carvone having the structure: ##STR2## and d-pulegone having the structure: ##STR3## taken alone or taken in combination as attractants for house flies (Musca domestica L. (Diptera:Muscidae)). The benzyl formate, d-carvone and di-pulegone taken alone or in combination find utility primarily as bait enhancers for acute toxins and/or trapping devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignees: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., The University of Florida
    Inventors: Richard A. Wilson, Jerry F. Butler, Donald Withycombe, Braja D. Mookherjee, Ira Katz, Kenneth R. Schrankel
  • Patent number: D586113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Atico International USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Ira Katz