Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Hansen

Jeffrey S. Hansen 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: 10387453
    Abstract: Embodiments for a method of implementing dynamic subgraphs in a graph database by defining vertices of a subgraph descriptively in such a way that the original intent of the content is preserved while the subgraph itself is changing. A database process preserves a “view” of the database as a stored query which will define a subgraph members while the subgraph members are modified, and as opposed to a method in which edges are induced from their vertices to be included in the subgraph, by defining the content of a subgraph descriptively using a database view, vertices which are new and should be contained in the subgraph will automatically be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Norton, Mark D Malamut, Erik S Hansen, Jennifer Starling, Adam Brenner
  • Patent number: 6425504
    Abstract: A one-piece, composite open-bottom casting mold with integral withdrawal section is fabricated by thermal spraying of materials compatible with and used for the continuous casting of shaped products of reactive metals and alloys such as, for example, titanium and its alloys or for the gas atomization thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Besser, Robert L. Terpstra, Daniel J. Sordelet, Iver E. Anderson, Alan D. Hartman, Edward R. Argetsinger, Jeffrey S. Hansen, Jack I. Paige, Paul C. Turner
  • Patent number: 6342102
    Abstract: In a dip forming process the core material to be coated is introduced directly into a source block of coating material eliminating the need for a bushing entrance component. The process containment vessel or crucible is heated so that only a portion of the coating material becomes molten, leaving a solid portion of material as the entrance port of, and seal around, the core material. The crucible can contain molten and solid metals and is especially useful when coating core material with reactive metals. The source block of coating material has been machined to include a close tolerance hole of a size and shape to closely fit the core material. The core material moves first through the solid portion of the source block of coating material where the close tolerance hole has been machined, then through a solid/molten interface, and finally through the molten phase where the diameter of the core material is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Alan D. Hartman, Edward R. Argetsinger, Jeffrey S. Hansen, Jack I. Paige, Paul E. King, Paul C. Turner
  • Patent number: 5799238
    Abstract: A method making a titanium ceramic composite involves forming a hot pressed powder body having a microstructure comprising at least one titanium metal or alloy layer and at least one ceramic particulate reinforced titanium metal or alloy layer and hot forging the hot pressed body follwed by hot rolling to substantially reduce a thickness dimension and substantially increase a lateral dimension thereof to form a composite plate or sheet that retains in the microstructure at least one titanium based layer and at least one ceramic reinforced titanium based layer in the thickness direction of the composite plate or sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: George T. Fisher, II, Jeffrey S. Hansen, Laurance L. Oden, Paul C. Turner, Thomas L. Ochs
  • Patent number: 5613244
    Abstract: A process for preparing radioactive and other hazardous liquid wastes for treatment by the method of vitrification or melting is provided for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: United States of America
    Inventors: Laurance L. Oden, Paul C. Turner, William K. O'Connor, Jeffrey S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5560420
    Abstract: A process for casting a hard-faced cylindrical product such as an automobile camshaft includes the steps of: (a) preparing a composition formed from a molten base metal and an additive in particle form and having a hardness value greater than the hardness value of the base metal; (b) introducing the composition into a flask containing a meltable pattern of a cylindrical product such as an automobile camshaft to be manufactured and encased in sand to allow the composition to melt the pattern and assume the shape of the pattern within the sand; and (c) rotating the flask containing the pattern about the longitudinal axes of both the flask and the pattern as the molten base metal containing the additive in particle form is introduced into the flask to cause particles of the additive entrained in the molten base metal to migrate by centrifugal action to the radial extremities of the pattern and thereby provide a cylindrical product having a hardness value greater at it's radial extremities than at its center when
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Interior
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Hansen, Paul C. Turner, Edward R. Argetsinger, Rick D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5453243
    Abstract: A process for producing titanium aluminide weld rod comprising: attaching one end of a metal tube to a vacuum line; placing a means between said vacuum line and a junction of the metal tube to prevent powder from entering the vacuum line; inducing a vacuum within the tube; placing a mixture of titanium and aluminum powder in the tube and employing means to impact the powder in the tube to a filled tube; heating the tube in the vacuum at a temperature sufficient to initiate a high-temperature synthesis (SHS) reaction between the titanium and aluminum; and lowering the temperature to ambient temperature to obtain a intermetallic titanium aluminide alloy weld rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Interior
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Hansen, Paul C. Turner, Edward R. Argetsinger
  • Patent number: 5265664
    Abstract: A method of casting metal using evaporative pattern casting process patterns in combination with a fixture for creating and maintaining a desired configuration in flexible patterns. A pattern is constructed and gently bent to the curvature of a suitable fixture. String or thin wire, which burns off during casting, is used to tie the pattern to the fixture. The fixture with pattern is dipped in a commercially available refractory wash to prevent metal adherence and sticking to the fixture. When the refractory wash is dry, the fixture and pattern are placed in a flask, and sand is added and compacted by vibration. The pattern remains in position, restrained by the fixture. Metal that is poured directly into the pattern replaces the pattern exactly but does not contact or weld to the fixture due to the protective refractory layer. When solid, the casting is easily separated from the fixture. The fixture can be cleaned for reuse in conventional casting cleaning equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Interior
    Inventors: Paul C. Turner, Ronald R. Jordan, Jeffrey S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5224969
    Abstract: A diamond element having good bonding properties and a method for fabricating the diamond element in which a diamond substrate is coated by and bonded to a first layer of chromium carbide, a second layer containing titanium, vanadium, zirconium, niobium, tantalum, iron, cobalt, nickel or copper, is bonded to said first layer, and a third layer of tungsten, or molybdenum deposited by a CVD technique utilizing metal halides, is bonded to said second layer. The second layer functions to protect the chromium carbide layer against attack by halide containing gas during the CVD deposition of the tungsten, or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Norton Company
    Inventors: Sy-Hwa Chen, Jeffrey S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5126207
    Abstract: A diamond element having good bonding properties and a method for fabricating the diamond element in which a diamond substrate is coated by and bonded to a first layer of chromium carbide, a second layer containing titanium is bonded to said first layer, and a third layer of tungsten, or molybdenum deposited by a CVD technique utilizing metal halides, is bonded to said second layer. The second layer functions to protect the chromium carbide layer against attack by halide containing gas during the CVD deposition of the tungsten, or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Norton Company
    Inventors: Sy-Hwa Chen, Jeffrey S. Hansen