Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Zimmerman

Jeffrey Zimmerman 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: 11953487
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing a first and second sodium ion selective electrode (ISE). The ion selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, having first and second reference electrodes, respectively, with a salt bridge therebetween, where the first ISE receives hard water and the second ISE receives soft water. A least one drain receives outflow from effluent fluid from the first and second sodium ISE sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Ecowater Systems LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Publication number: 20220317105
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing an ion exchange column in a monovalent cationic form having an inlet and an outlet, where one or more monovalent ion selective electrodes are positioned either at an inlet, outlet, or at both locations simultaneously. The monovalent cation selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, and in fluid communication with one or more valves incorporated within a fluid path in order to introduce feed water/softened water to the monovalent cation selective electrodes. Additionally, one blending valve may be incorporated in the ion exchange column to allow a fraction of the feed (hard) water to mix with a fraction of the softened water. In this manner, the blending valve may be utilized to adjust the hardness of the water at the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Patent number: 11391713
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing an ion exchange column in a monovalent cationic form having an inlet and an outlet, where one or more monovalent ion selective electrodes are positioned either at an inlet, outlet, or at both locations simultaneously. The monovalent cation selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, and in fluid communication with one or more valves incorporated within a fluid path in order to introduce feed water/softened water to the monovalent cation selective electrodes. Additionally, one blending valve may be incorporated in the ion exchange column to allow a fraction of the feed (hard) water to mix with a fraction of the softened water. In this manner, the blending valve may be utilized to adjust the hardness of the water at the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ecowater Systems LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Patent number: 11209413
    Abstract: A method of application to provide a workable solution for tracking the hardness of water utilizing an ion selective electrode by tracking the relative hardness of water at the outflow or egress of an ion exchange column. A monovalent cation exchange membrane (ion selective electrode) distinguishes hard water and softened water in a water flow stream. A voltage is applied across the membrane, facilitating the movement of sodium though the membrane (such that anions and divalent ions are excluded), and the current is measured. The change in current (delta current) is used to determine the hard water concentration or level of hardness in an influent stream. A second application estimates or detects the exhaustion of an ion exchanger, and/or determines the regeneration time/cycle of the ion exchanger through the use of an ion selective membrane. Blending of the influent hard water and effluent soft water allows a user to control hardness levels of the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ecowater Systems LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11139217
    Abstract: A method for modifying a portion of a substrate after production is described herein. The method can include diagnosing a circuit operation error causing a malfunction, identifying a first contact on the substrate, and connecting, electrically, the first contact to a second contact with at least one trace. The trace is done with a focused ion beam. The method can include diagnosing an error on an operative area of a post-manufacture circuit board causing a malfunction; introducing a metal precursor into a focused ion beam chamber; ionizing the metal precursor by contacting it with a gallium ion beam into a conductive metal and a further ion; depositing a first portion of a conductive metal onto a substrate to form a first trace; and forming the first trace between the operative area and a non-operative area thereby connecting the operative area and the non-operative area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Zimmerman, Landon J. Caley, Richard J. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20210239673
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing an ion exchange column in a monovalent cationic form having an inlet and an outlet, where one or more monovalent ion selective electrodes are positioned either at an inlet, outlet, or at both locations simultaneously. The monovalent cation selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, and in fluid communication with one or more valves incorporated within a fluid path in order to introduce feed water/softened water to the monovalent cation selective electrodes. Additionally, one blending valve may be incorporated in the ion exchange column to allow a fraction of the feed (hard) water to mix with a fraction of the softened water. In this manner, the blending valve may be utilized to adjust the hardness of the water at the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Patent number: 11016074
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing an ion exchange column in a monovalent cationic form having an inlet and an outlet, where one or more monovalent ion selective electrodes are positioned either at an inlet, outlet, or at both locations simultaneously. The monovalent cation selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, and in fluid communication with one or more valves incorporated within a fluid path in order to introduce feed water/softened water to the monovalent cation selective electrodes. Additionally, one blending valve may be incorporated in the ion exchange column to allow a fraction of the feed (hard) water to mix with a fraction of the softened water. In this manner, the blending valve may be utilized to adjust the hardness of the water at the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ecowater Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Publication number: 20210074595
    Abstract: A method for modifying an LGA package after production is described herein. Generally, a modification of an LGA package by shorting two contacts together via a trace made of a robust conductive metal such as tungsten or platinum. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to a method for modifying a LGA package shorting two contacts together using FIB deposition via a gallium ion beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Zimmerman, Landon J. Caley, Richard J. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20190302087
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining total hardness in a fluid stream utilizing an ion exchange column in a monovalent cationic form having an inlet and an outlet, where one or more monovalent ion selective electrodes are positioned either at an inlet, outlet, or at both locations simultaneously. The monovalent cation selective electrodes are in electrical communication with one another, and in fluid communication with one or more valves incorporated within a fluid path in order to introduce feed water/softened water to the monovalent cation selective electrodes. Additionally, one blending valve may be incorporated in the ion exchange column to allow a fraction of the feed (hard) water to mix with a fraction of the softened water. In this manner, the blending valve may be utilized to adjust the hardness of the water at the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ravi Meruva
  • Publication number: 20190302086
    Abstract: A method of application to provide a workable solution for tracking the hardness of water utilizing an ion selective electrode by tracking the relative hardness of water at the outflow or egress of an ion exchange column. A monovalent cation exchange membrane (ion selective electrode) distinguishes hard water and softened water in a water flow stream. A voltage is applied across the membrane, facilitating the movement of sodium though the membrane (such that anions and divalent ions are excluded), and the current is measured. The change in current (delta current) is used to determine the hard water concentration or level of hardness in an influent stream. A second application estimates or detects the exhaustion of an ion exchanger, and/or determines the regeneration time/cycle of the ion exchanger through the use of an ion selective membrane. Blending of the influent hard water and effluent soft water allows a user to control hardness levels of the effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Malcolm Kahn, Robert Astle, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9898012
    Abstract: A controlled droplet applicator (CDA) system comprising a CDA nozzle cup having an open end; a shroud covering all but a portion of the open end; and an air assist device disposed proximal to the open end, the cup and the air assist device separated by at least a portion of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: John Peterson, Justin Bak, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9832987
    Abstract: A controlled droplet application (CDA) nozzle has a CDA nozzle cone having a first axis of rotation in a first position and, after adjustment, a second axis of rotation in a second position orthogonal to the first. A rotationally adjustable directional shroud surrounds at least a portion of the cone, the directional shroud blocking at least a portion of a lip of the cone regardless of whether the cone is positioned in the first or second axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: John Peterson, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Justin Bak
  • Publication number: 20170181421
    Abstract: A controlled droplet application (CDA) nozzle has a CDA nozzle cone having a first axis of rotation in a first position and, after adjustment, a second axis of rotation in a second position orthogonal to the first. A rotationally adjustable directional shroud surrounds at least a portion of the cone, the directional shroud blocking at least a portion of a lip of the cone regardless of whether the cone is positioned in the first or second axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: John Peterson, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Justin BAK
  • Patent number: 9610595
    Abstract: A controlled droplet application (CDA) nozzle has a CDA nozzle cone having a first axis of rotation in a first position and, after adjustment, a second axis of rotation in a second position orthogonal to the first. A rotationally adjustable directional shroud surrounds at least a portion of the cone, the directional shroud blocking at least a portion of a lip of the cone regardless of whether the cone is positioned in the first or second axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: John Peterson, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Justin Bak
  • Patent number: 9609005
    Abstract: In an example, a cross-view detection engine is disclosed for detecting malware behavior. Malware may attempt to avoid detection by remaining in volatile memory for as long as possible, and writing to disk only when necessary. To avoid detection, the malware may also provide a pseudo-driver at a file system level that performs legitimate-looking dummy operations. A firmware-level driver may simultaneously perform malicious operations. The cross-view detection engine detects this behavior by deconstructing call traces from the file system-level operations, and reconstructing call traces from firmware-level operations. If the traces do not match, the object may be flagged as suspicious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Hunt, Jennifer Mankin, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20170035621
    Abstract: A tampon produced by a method of multiple successive passes of a needle through a fiber web in a manner such that the tampon is afforded a desirable structural configuration and optimized characteristics, including tensile strength, relative absorbency, linear density, and thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher J. Graham, Steven Jeffrey Zimmerman, William M. Child, Babak Damaghi
  • Publication number: 20160229704
    Abstract: A water treatment system, such as a water softener, is remotely operated and a method of remotely controlling a water treatment system. In a first embodiment, a method of detecting abnormal water usage within a water system associated with a water treatment system is provided. The method includes the steps of monitoring water usage associated with the water treatment system, determining whether the current water usage is above an alarm value, and sending an alarm notice in the event the current water usage is above the alarm value, and automatically taking predetermined action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: EcoWater Systems LLC
    Inventors: David Bardwell, Keith Johnson, Richard Kirchner, Vladislav Komlev, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20160094570
    Abstract: In an example, a cross-view detection engine is disclosed for detecting malware behavior. Malware may attempt to avoid detection by remaining in volatile memory for as long as possible, and writing to disk only when necessary. To avoid detection, the malware may also provide a pseudo-driver at a file system level that performs legitimate-looking dummy operations. A firmware-level driver may simultaneously perform malicious operations. The cross-view detection engine detects this behavior by deconstructing call traces from the file system-level operations, and reconstructing call traces from firmware-level operations. If the traces do not match, the object may be flagged as suspicious.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Simon Hunt, Jennifer Mankin, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20160094564
    Abstract: In an example, a classification engine compares two binary objects to determine whether they can be classified as belonging to a common family. As an example application, the classification engine may be used to detect malware objects derived from a common ancestor. To classify the object, the binary is disassembled and the resulting assembly code is normalized. Known “clean” functions, such as compiler-generated library code, are filtered out. Normalized blocks of assembly code may then be characterized, such as by forming N-grams, and checksumming each N-gram. These may be compared to known malware routines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Rahul Mohandas, Lixin Lu, Sakthikumar Subramanian, Saravanan Mohankumar, Anand Tripathi, Bharath Kumar, Ashish Mishra, Simon Hunt, Jennifer Mankin, Jeffrey Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20150258555
    Abstract: A controlled droplet application (CDA) nozzle has a CDA nozzle cone having a first axis of rotation in a first position and, after adjustment, a second axis of rotation in a second position orthogonal to the first. A rotationally adjustable directional shroud surrounds at least a portion of the cone, the directional shroud blocking at least a portion of a lip of the cone regardless of whether the cone is positioned in the first or second axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: John Peterson, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Justin Bak