Patents by Inventor John Bentley

John Bentley 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: 20200170195
    Abstract: A cart having a wheel and a cart-computing device communicatively coupled to the wheel, where the cart-computing device receives an electrical signal via the wheel. The electrical signal comprises a communication signal and electrical power. The communication signal corresponds to one or more instructions for controlling an operation of the cart and the electrical power of the electrical signal powers the cart-computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury, Shane York
  • Publication number: 20200154647
    Abstract: A control system includes a shell including an enclosed area, one or more carts moving on a track within the enclosed area, an air supplier within the enclosed area, one or more vents connected to the air supplier and configured to output air within the enclosed area, and a controller. The controller is configured to: identify a plant on the one or more carts; determine a humidity recipe for the identified plant; control the air output from the one or more vents based on the humidity recipe for the identified plant; receive an image of the plant the in one or more carts captured by the imaging sensor; and update the humidity recipe for the plant based on the captured image of the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20200123902
    Abstract: A hybrid elastomer/metal on metal motor for a helical gear device includes a rotor and stator comprising a hydraulic motor that produces work when a working fluid is pumped therethrough. The improvement involves the stator being, for part of its length, a conventional or even wall stator, using an elastomer to form a seal against the moving rotor. The stator's remaining length comprises a profiled rigid surface that forms a seal directly with the moving rotor. This gives the motor the high efficiency of the elastomer sealing against the rotor, and simultaneously provides a backup of the stator's rigid section allowing continued motor operation at reduced efficiency, if the elastomer part failed in service. The invention also includes combinations of a regular disk stack with a rubber lining, a rigid material disk stack (or unitized element) and a circular rigid sleeve which react to rotor sideloading while permitting proper rotor orbiting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: John Eugene Purcell, Tyson Bentley Anderson, Edmond Tate Coghlan
  • Patent number: 10602676
    Abstract: A cart having a wheel, a drive motor coupled to the wheel such that an output of the drive motor causes the wheel to rotate and propel the cart, a cart-computing device communicatively coupled to the drive motor; and one or more sensors communicatively coupled to the cart-computing device, the one or more sensors generating one or more signals in response to a detected event. The cart-computing device receives a communication signal and electrical power via the wheel. The communication signal corresponds to one or more instructions for controlling an operation of the cart. The cart-computing device receives the one or more signals from the one or more sensors. The cart-computing device generates and transmits a control signal to the drive motor to cause the drive motor to operate based on at least one of the one or more signals generated by the one or more sensors or the communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GROW SOLUTIONS TECH LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury, Shane York
  • Patent number: 10607068
    Abstract: Intelligent motion capture element that includes sensor personalities that optimize the sensor for specific movements and/or pieces of equipment and/or clothing and may be retrofitted onto existing equipment or interchanged therebetween and automatically detected for example to switch personalities. May be used for low power applications and accurate data capture for use in healthcare compliance, sporting, gaming, military, virtual reality, industrial, retail loss tracking, security, baby and elderly monitoring and other applications for example obtained from a motion capture element and relayed to a database via a mobile phone. System obtains data from motion capture elements, analyzes data and stores data in database for use in these applications and/or data mining. Enables unique displays associated with the user, such as 3D overlays onto images of the user to visually depict the captured motion data. Enables performance related equipment fitting and purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BLAST MOTION INC.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Bose, Michael Bentley, John Goree, Tim Haynes
  • Patent number: 10568275
    Abstract: A temperature control system includes a shell including an enclosed area, one or more carts moving on a track within the enclosed area, an air supplier within the enclosed area, one or more vents connected to the air supplier and configured to output air within the enclosed area, and a controller. The controller includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the controller to: identify a plant on the one or more carts, determine a temperature recipe for the identified plant, and control a temperature of the air output from the one or more vents based on the temperature recipe for the identified plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GROW SOLUTIONS TECH LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20200039755
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to systems and methods for emptying and/or cleaning a tray within in an assembly line grow pod. In one embodiment, a sanitizer component for cleaning a tray coupled to a cart in an assembly line grow pod is disclosed. The sanitizer component is coupled to a track such that the cart and the tray are received in the sanitizer component via the track. The sanitizer component comprises a first actuator arm positioned underneath the track and extendable through an opening in the track and an aperture at a bottom end of the cart to contact the tray such that the tray rotates in a first direction. The sanitizer component further includes an actuator motor coupled to the first actuator arm for extending the first actuator arm and a controller. The controller is communicatively connected to the actuator motor in the sanitizer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10458240
    Abstract: A hybrid elastomer/metal on metal motor for a helical gear device includes a rotor and stator comprising a hydraulic motor that produces work when a working fluid is pumped therethrough. The improvement involves the stator being, for part of its length, a conventional or even wall stator, using an elastomer to form a seal against the moving rotor. The stator's remaining length comprises a profiled rigid surface that forms a seal directly with the moving rotor. This gives the motor the high efficiency of the elastomer sealing against the rotor, and simultaneously provides a backup of the stator's rigid section allowing continued motor operation at reduced efficiency, if the elastomer part failed in service. The invention also includes combinations of a regular disk stack with a rubber lining, a rigid material disk stack (or unitized element) and a circular rigid sleeve which react to rotor sideloading while permitting proper rotor orbiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Roper Pump Company
    Inventors: John Eugene Purcell, Tyson Bentley Anderson, Edmond Tate Coghlan
  • Patent number: 10421618
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to systems and methods for emptying and/or cleaning a tray within in an assembly line grow pod. In one embodiment, a sanitizer component for cleaning a tray coupled to a cart in an assembly line grow pod is disclosed. The sanitizer component is coupled to a track such that the cart and the tray are received in the sanitizer component via the track. The sanitizer component comprises a first actuator arm positioned underneath the track and extendable through an opening in the track and an aperture at a bottom end of the cart to contact the tray such that the tray rotates in a first direction. The sanitizer component further includes an actuator motor coupled to the first actuator arm for extending the first actuator arm and a controller. The controller is communicatively connected to the actuator motor in the sanitizer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10392324
    Abstract: A process to separate paraxylene from a mixture of paraxylene, metaxylene, orthoxylene, and ethylbenzene in a commercial simulated moving bed apparatus in a reduced number of beds is provided, allowing an additional separation to be conducted in the remaining beds. This additional separation may separate another xylene isomer, ethylbenzene, or a non-aromatic C8+ hydrocarbon from the raffinate stream produced by the first separation. A PowerFeed process is used to recover paraxylene in a first adsorption zone containing 8-16 beds of a conventional 24-bed simulated moving bed adsorption apparatus, and then a second separation may be conducted in a second adsorption zone containing the remaining beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC., GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael W. Weber, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Michael Salciccioli, John R. Porter, Gaurav Agrawal, Dana L. Pilliod, Siwei Guo, Jason Bentley
  • Publication number: 20190185394
    Abstract: A process to separate paraxylene from a mixture of paraxylene, metaxylene, orthoxylene, and ethylbenzene in a commercial simulated moving bed apparatus in a reduced number of beds is provided, allowing an additional separation to be conducted in the remaining beds. This additional separation may separate another xylene isomer, ethylbenzene, or a non-aromatic C8+ hydrocarbon from the raffinate stream produced by the first separation. A PowerFeed process is used to recover paraxylene in a first adsorption zone containing 8-16 beds of a conventional 24-bed simulated moving bed adsorption apparatus, and then a second separation may be conducted in a second adsorption zone containing the remaining beds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael W. WEBER, Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI, Michael SALCICCIOLI, John R. PORTER, Gaurav AGRAWAL, Dana L. PILLIOD, Siwei GUO, Jason BENTLEY
  • Publication number: 20190148494
    Abstract: A first vertical field effect transistor (VFET) and a second VFET are formed on a substrate. The VFETs are parallel and adjacent to one another, and each comprises: a fin-shaped semiconductor; a lower source/drain (S/D) element; an upper S/D element; and a gate conductor. A portion of a gate conductor of the second VFET that is positioned over a lower S/D element of the second VFET is removed to leave a trench. An isolation spacer is formed to contact the gate conductor of the second VFET in a first portion of the trench. A lower S/D contact of the second VFET is formed on the lower S/D element of the second VFET in a second portion of the trench, a lower S/D contact of the first VFET is formed to a lower S/D element of the first VFET, and contacts are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Ruilong Xie, Lars Liebmann, Daniel Chanemougame, Chanro Park, John H. Zhang, Steven Bentley, Hui Zang
  • Publication number: 20190035566
    Abstract: A switch conversion apparatus including an interface device, a mounting plate configured to mount to a toggle switch and including at least one aperture for receiving a toggle arm of a toggle switch, and an actuator plate configured to slidably engage the mounting plate and including at least one aperture for receiving and engaging a toggle arm of a toggle switch when engaged by the interface device so as to transition the state of the switch. Other embodiments of a switch conversion apparatus include one or more mechanical, electrical, and/or pneumatic timers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Effortless Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Mahle, Mark P. Rau, Craig F. Hofmann, Craig Person, John F. Kasper, Daniel John Bentley, Scott D. Reiner, Christopher J. Lundgren
  • Patent number: 10141446
    Abstract: Formation of a bottom junction in vertical FET devices may include, for instance, providing an intermediate semiconductor structure comprising a semiconductor substrate, a fin disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The fin has a top surface, spaced-apart vertical sides. A mask is disposed over the top surface of the fin, and at least one is disposed over the vertical sides of the fin. Portions of the substrate are removed to define spaced-apart recesses each extending below a respective one of the spacers. Semiconductor material is grown, such as epitaxially grown, in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Niimi, Kwan-Yong Lim, Steven John Bentley, Daniel Chanemougame
  • Publication number: 20180061993
    Abstract: Formation of a bottom junction in vertical FET devices may include, for instance, providing an intermediate semiconductor structure comprising a semiconductor substrate, a fin disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The fin has a top surface, spaced-apart vertical sides. A mask is disposed over the top surface of the fin, and at least one is disposed over the vertical sides of the fin. Portions of the substrate are removed to define spaced-apart recesses each extending below a respective one of the spacers. Semiconductor material is grown, such as epitaxially grown, in the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki NIIMI, Kwan-Yong LIM, Steven John BENTLEY, Daniel CHANEMOUGAME
  • Publication number: 20170358687
    Abstract: Formation of a bottom junction in vertical FET devices may include, for instance, providing an intermediate semiconductor structure comprising a semiconductor substrate, a fin disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The fin has a top surface, spaced-apart vertical sides. A mask is disposed over the top surface of the fin, and at least one is disposed over the vertical sides of the fin. Portions of the substrate are removed to define spaced-apart recesses each extending below a respective one of the spacers. Semiconductor material is grown, such as epitaxially grown, in the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki NIIMI, Kwan-Yong LIM, Steven John BENTLEY, Daniel CHANEMOUGAME
  • Patent number: 9842933
    Abstract: Formation of a bottom junction in vertical FET devices may include, for instance, providing an intermediate semiconductor structure comprising a semiconductor substrate, a fin disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The fin has a top surface, spaced-apart vertical sides. A mask is disposed over the top surface of the fin, and at least one is disposed over the vertical sides of the fin. Portions of the substrate are removed to define spaced-apart recesses each extending below a respective one of the spacers. Semiconductor material is grown, such as epitaxially grown, in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Niimi, Kwan-Yong Lim, Steven John Bentley, Daniel Chanemougame
  • Publication number: 20170278313
    Abstract: A device, method, and system may remotely monitor one or more subsystems in a terrestrial vehicle. In one embodiment, a method and system may schedule maintenance and order replacement parts after comparing the reported data with threshold data. In one embodiment, stake-holders, law enforcement entities, government agencies, and national security organizations may access the reported data. In one embodiment, a modular device may monitor vehicle subsystems, vehicle environmental data, a driver's heart beat, a driver's eye activity, a driver's head position, vehicle environmental data, and a driver's ID data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Nermin Maslar, Awais Agha, John Bentley, Bob King, Norman D Dean
  • Patent number: D806760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Earth & Turf Products, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Bentley
  • Patent number: D869114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury, Shane York