Patents by Inventor John S. Turner

John S. Turner 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: 20240168544
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for delivering psychophysiological self-regulation training in a virtual, augmented, and/or mixed reality environment that simulates a social situation, such as one involving conflict. A user (e.g., a trainee) may interface with a training computing system directly or via an avatar that may interact with other characters in the simulation who may be programmed at one or more levels of threat to or cooperation with the trainee. The system may provide feedback to the trainee regarding their cognitive and emotional states. The feedback may be designed to encourage them to develop the ability to respond in future real environments with appropriately effective states, where the feedback may take the form of the behavior of the characters, with the trainee's interaction based on their effective states being rewarded by desirable character behavior and the trainee's ineffective states being penalized by undesirable character behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: CHAD L. STEPHENS, John Edison Munoz Cardona, Alan T. Pope, Marsha J. Turner, Olafur S. Palsson
  • Patent number: 11573153
    Abstract: A method for detecting defects in a rotational element of a machine based on changes in measured vibration energy includes: (a) collecting vibration data over an extended period of time using vibration sensors attached to the machine; (b) processing the vibration data to generate a time waveform comprising processed vibration values sampled during sequential sampling time intervals within the extended period of time; (c) detecting multiple time blocks within the extended period of time during which the processed vibration values exhibit sustained increases at progressively increasing rates; and (d) generating alerts based on detection of the multiple time blocks during which the processed vibration values exhibit sustained increases at progressively increasing rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Turner, Robert D. Skeirik
  • Publication number: 20210055183
    Abstract: A method for detecting defects in a rotational element of a machine based on changes in measured vibration energy includes: (a) collecting vibration data over an extended period of time using vibration sensors attached to the machine; (b) processing the vibration data to generate a time waveform comprising processed vibration values sampled during sequential sampling time intervals within the extended period of time; (c) detecting multiple time blocks within the extended period of time during which the processed vibration values exhibit sustained increases at progressively increasing rates; and (d) generating alerts based on detection of the multiple time blocks during which the processed vibration values exhibit sustained increases at progressively increasing rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Turner, Robert D. Skeirik
  • Patent number: 10502594
    Abstract: A digital transducer provides a digital output indicative of dynamic characteristics of machines and processes. The transducer sensors may be single-axis or multiple-axis accelerometers and other measurement sensors. The transducer may be hands-free and wireless in machinery monitoring applications. An integral magnetic mount assists with hands-free data collection. Digital data accumulated in transducer memory may be selectively decimated before or after transfer from the transducer to a remote analyzer. Wireless communications are used to upload measurement setups to the transducer and download data from the transducer to a handheld analyzer or remote computer. Analysis and interpretation of dynamic digital data streams are performed after data is downloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric (US) Holding Corporation (Chile) Limitada
    Inventors: Joseph C. Baldwin, Raymond E. Garvey, III, Drew L. Mackley, John S. Turner, Daniel L. Nower
  • Patent number: 9970954
    Abstract: A computer-executable ratiometric analysis method determines integer components of a rational number ratio or a close approximation of an irrational number ratio. In one embodiment the method uses a ratio of rotational speeds of two rotating assets in a machine or process, generates a new rational number based on the ratio of speeds, and calculates the integer components of the new rational number. The result is the integer ratio relationship between the initial two rational numbers. The method may be used in machinery analysis applications to determine whether a low-order integer ratio relationship exists between two machinery rotating components. Low-order integer ratio relationships in machinery are generally harmful in related machinery rotating components, and detection of such relationships is an important tool in preventing damage to machinery components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Turner
  • Publication number: 20150362518
    Abstract: A computer-executable ratiometric analysis method determines integer components of a rational number ratio or a close approximation of an irrational number ratio. In one embodiment the method uses a ratio of rotational speeds of two rotating assets in a machine or process, generates a new rational number based on the ratio of speeds, and calculates the integer components of the new rational number. The result is the integer ratio relationship between the initial two rational numbers. The method may be used in machinery analysis applications to determine whether a low-order integer ratio relationship exists between two machinery rotating components. Low-order integer ratio relationships in machinery are generally harmful in related machinery rotating components, and detection of such relationships is an important tool in preventing damage to machinery components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Turner
  • Publication number: 20140324389
    Abstract: A digital transducer provides a digital output indicative of dynamic characteristics of machines and processes. The transducer sensors may be single-axis or multiple-axis accelerometers and other measurement sensors. The transducer may be hands-free and wireless in machinery monitoring applications. An integral magnetic mount assists with hands-free data collection. Digital data accumulated in transducer memory may be selectively decimated before or after transfer from the transducer to a remote analyzer. Wireless communications are used to upload measurement setups to the transducer and download data from the transducer to a handheld analyzer or remote computer. Analysis and interpretation of dynamic digital data streams are performed after data is downloaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC (US) HOLDING CORPORATION (CHILE) LIMITADA
    Inventors: Joseph C. Baldwin, Raymond E. Garvey, III, Drew L. Mackley, John S. Turner, Daniel L. Nower
  • Publication number: 20140250159
    Abstract: A computer-executable ratiometric analysis method determines integer components of a rational number ratio or a close approximation of an irrational number ratio. In one embodiment the method uses a ratio of rotational speeds of two rotating assets in a machine or process, generates a new rational number based on the ratio of speeds, and calculates the integer components of the new rational number. The result is the integer ratio relationship between the initial two rational numbers. The method may be used in machinery analysis applications to determine whether a low-order integer ratio relationship exists between two machinery rotating components. Low-order integer ratio relationships in machinery are generally harmful in related machinery rotating components, and detection of such relationships is an important tool in preventing damage to machinery components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CSI TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John S. Turner
  • Patent number: 5554262
    Abstract: An edge tracking apparatus for maintaining a continuous circulating papermaking fabric in an aligned position as it moves through a papermaking machine. The edge tracking apparatus includes a pivotally mounted guide roll and a laser scanner. The laser scanner, which produces a laser screen, is positioned relative to an edge of the papermaking fabric so that the edge bisects the laser screen. A controller is connected with the laser scanner. The controller acts to receive signals from the laser scanner in response to transverse movement of the edge of the papermaking fabric and to convert those signals into control signals which activate a drive in the steering apparatus. The drive shifts the longitudinal position of the guide roll causing it to steer the papermaking fabric back into its aligned position. A recording unit is also connected with the controller and is controlled to plot the position of the edge during operation of the papermaking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corp.
    Inventor: John S. Turner