Patents by Inventor Jason Blair

Jason Blair 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: 20170357664
    Abstract: A display apparatus and related approaches are provided that include an interface with an input and an output and a processor coupled thereto. The output is configured to display a first panel at a variable panel display portion of a display. The first panel includes one or more first selectable nodes associated with an industrial control system as well as information associated with the industrial control system. Additional panels may be presented that describe the hierarchical structure of the industrial control system which may also include selectable nodes and information associated with the industrial control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason BLAIR, Joseph John KENNY
  • Publication number: 20160238282
    Abstract: A network topology for powering and communicating with groups of heliostats in a concentrated solar power plant. Heliostats are arranged in rows and wired together with inter-drive cables that distribute power and data from a field electrical system and plant network. Data is transmitted to and from heliostat drive control boards via network switches connected to intelligent power distribution units. Power is transmitted from battery banks to said intelligent power distribution units. Communication interface modules supply a connection between intelligent power distribution units and the heliostat control boards of non-adjacent heliostat rows to create communication and data loops having improved redundancy and robustness in the event of single point component failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: eSolar Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Wing-Jang Chin, Jason Blair, Parsa Dormiani
  • Publication number: 20160084530
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a heliostat and a method of determining the drive's home position are described. The drive assembly comprises at least one mechanical hard stop for impeding the motion of an output gear of at least one gear transmission driven by a motor. Each hard stop may be built into the housing of a gear transmission or may be made integral with an output gear. The method for determining the drive assembly's home position comprises the steps of iteratively actuating an output gear towards, and then away from, a hard stop feature while monitoring the input torque of the driving motor. When the motor input torque is registered to be higher than a predetermined trip torque, the stepper motor is commanded to stop and the home position of the drive assembly is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: eSolar
    Inventors: Ulrik Pilegaard, Jason Blair, Alexander Sonn, Maximilian Zavodny
  • Publication number: 20140167326
    Abstract: An additive building method for building a plurality of layers to form a build stack is provided. The method includes creating a variable potential difference between a conducting element at a first voltage potential and an ion source at a second voltage potential, and creating an electric field between the conducting element and the ion source. The electric field passes through the build stack to a nearest surface of the build stack which is nearest a transfer medium. The method further includes accumulating electric charge from the ion source on the nearest surface of the build stack, and transferring deposition material from a transfer medium onto the nearest surface. The strength of the field at the nearest surface of the build stack is controlled in order to cause a homogenous transfer of the deposition material on to the nearest surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: University of Warwick
    Inventors: Jason Blair Jones, Gregory John Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8590527
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair, Peter Raymond Zarzaca
  • Patent number: 8449692
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Esolar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blair, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20110185874
    Abstract: An improved and efficient punch press comprising a unique assembly of adjustable and interchangeable components to offer a device that is versatile in its applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Blair
  • Publication number: 20100206294
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: JASON BLAIR, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20090112687
    Abstract: A system for developing and managing advertisement campaigns comprising an ad development module; a campaign development module; an inventory control module; a messaging module; a prospect event tracking module; and a central data store; wherein the campaign development module allows users to create new ad campaigns; wherein the ad development module enables users to create new advertisements; wherein the inventory control module allows a user to search for vehicles that meet certain criteria and to view data on selected vehicles; wherein the messaging module manages communications within a dealership, between the dealership and customers, and between the dealership and vendors; and wherein the prospect event tracking module links prospective buyers to interactions with the dealership. A method of using the above system to develop and manage advertisement campaigns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Dealerspan, LLC
    Inventors: Jason A. Blair, Alton T. Crossley, Josh King, Michael William Glennon Unquera
  • Publication number: 20090007901
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair