Patents by Inventor James L. Bailey

James L. Bailey 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: 10482488
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a loyalty and rewards system that implements a user incentive program using smart card technology are provided. A loyalty system allows a user to systematically search, identify, store, and redeem electronic coupons and rebates associated with products from a large number of providers and manufactures. The loyalty system also integrates the activities associated with the user incentive program (e.g., coupon collection, storage, and redemption, etc.), with existing payment methods (e.g., charging a credit card, etc.) using smart card technology. Thus, the loyalty system allows the user to obtain savings and otherwise participate in the user incentive program without adding time consuming and tedious processing that is normally associated with coupon and rebate programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Shannon L. Warner, Marc R. Black, Lisa Mellas, James L. Mazour, Rajkumar Viswanathan, Michael D. Salters, Glenda L. Berg, Ann Elizabeth Bailey, Michael T. Greeder
  • Patent number: 10416045
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing molten salt electrolyte. The method includes extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. The apparatus includes a droplet generator; a sample transport mechanism; and at least one detector positioned above the sample transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Cari A. Launiere, Candido Pereira, James L. Bailey, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer
  • Publication number: 20190080813
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for containing irradiated particles, the system having a housing having a closed upstream end and an open downstream end; an axially disposed tunnel extending from the downstream end to the upstream end, wherein longitudinally extending regions of the tunnel define a plurality of threaded surfaces; a sample cup positioned within the tunnel and proximal to the closed upstream end; threaded plugs matingly received by the threaded surfaces so as to provide at least one seal between the sample cup and the atmosphere external of the housing; and a plurality of deformable substrates disposed between the plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Smith, David A. Rotsch, Sergey D. Chemerisov, Jerry A. Nolen, JR., James L. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190068102
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20190013759
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10084404
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FALCON POWER, LLC
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10014812
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180138850
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180048254
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180013371
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and a method for hydride generation. In some embodiments, the system includes an assembly for introducing hydride generation reagents into a mixing path or mixing container, where the assembly includes first chamber configured to contain a first hydride generation reagent and a second chamber configured to contain a second hydride generation reagent. A first plunger is configured to translate within the first chamber and cause a displacement of the first hydride generation reagent, and a second plunger is configured to translate within the second chamber and cause a displacement of the second hydride generation reagent. The assembly further includes base coupling the first plunger and the second plunger together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9819296
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9748886
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20170045423
    Abstract: Briefly, the invention provides a method for analyzing molten salt electrolyte involving extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. Also provided is a system for analyzing molten salt electrolyte using a droplet generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Cari A. LAUNIERE, Candido PEREIRA, James L. BAILEY, Stanley G. WIEDMEYER
  • Publication number: 20170040920
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9479037
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20160209178
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of this disclosure, an armor system includes a front wall and a back wall spaced apart from one another. The armor system also includes a first plurality of internal walls spaced apart from one another and fixed on one end of each internal wall to the front wall and on the other end of each internal wall to the back wall. The internal walls are slanted (i.e., fixed at angles other than ninety degrees) with respect to the front wall and the back wall. In this manner, a projectile passing directly through the front wall will strike at least one of the slanted internal walls before striking the back wall. Thus, the armor system prevents penetration of an underlying structure (e.g., armored vehicle, housing structure, or other enclosure) that is protected by the armor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20160036308
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9060223
    Abstract: An audio signal processing method and circuitry that processes an input audio signal by filtering the input audio signal with a high pass filter to produce a filtered audio signal, which is input to a compressor. A first intermediate audio signal is produced based on the compressor output signal. The filtered audio signal is also input to a harmonics generator that produces harmonics of the filtered audio signal. A second intermediate audio signal is produced based on such harmonics. A third intermediate signal is produced based upon the input audio signal. An output audio signal is produced by combining the first intermediate audio signal, the second intermediate audio signal and the third intermediate audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: APHEX, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: D789479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TURNKEY TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: John C. McCracken, Paul D. Vannasdale, Douglas J. Warren, James L. Bailey
  • Patent number: D790027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TURNKEY TECHNICAL SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: John C. McCracken, Paul D. Vannasdale, Douglas J. Warren, James L. Bailey