Patents by Inventor Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright 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: 20220375631
    Abstract: A nuclear fuel cladding tube is described herein that includes a zirconium alloy tube having an outer wear and oxidation resistant ceramic coating selected from the group consisting of CrN, Cr2N, CrWN, CrZrN, and combinations thereof. The cladding may have an intermediate layer formed between the tube and the outer ceramic coating. The intermediate layer may be selected from the group consisting of Ta, W, Mo, Nb, and combinations thereof. Both the intermediate layer and the outer ceramic coating may be deposited by physical vapor deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Magnus NORLEN, Jonathan WRIGHT, Edward J. LAHODA, Magnus LIMBACK, Jorie L. WALTERS, Javier E. ROMEO, Benjamin R. MAIER
  • Patent number: 11481062
    Abstract: A solid-state switch for an external system includes a cover member, a first solid-state transducer, a microcontroller, a user feedback device, and a switching circuit. The first transducer is mechanically coupled to the cover member and configured to generate first signals in response to a perturbation at the cover member. The microcontroller is configured to obtain first data from the first signals and determine user inputs in accordance with at least the first data and an operational state of the solid-state switch. The user feedback device is configured to provide feedback to a user of the solid-state switch in accordance with a switching behavior of the switching circuit. The microcontroller is couplable to a master controller of the external system. The switching behavior of the switching circuit is determined in accordance with: (a) the commands from the master controller to the microcontroller, and/or (b) user inputs as determined by the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UltraSense Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Wright, Hao-Yen Tang, Chien-Te Lee, Mo Maghsoudnia
  • Patent number: 11448017
    Abstract: A compensated elevator link is disclosed. In at least one aspect, the compensated elevator link comprises a plurality of cylinder housings and a rod having a plurality of ends, each end comprising a piston head adapted to be slideably received within one of the cylinder housings for defining first and second hydraulic cylinders. Each hydraulic cylinder has at least one annulus for receiving a non-compressible fluid. The rod comprises a passage for receiving a compressible fluid, wherein each piston head comprises at least one passage to allow selective displacement of the non-compressible fluid between the annulus of the cylinder housing and the passage within the rod during selective displacement of the hydraulic cylinders between a contracted condition to an extended condition for either compression or expansion of the compressible fluid by the non-compressible fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: AME Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Cree, Jonathan Wright, Kayne Semmens
  • Publication number: 20220276632
    Abstract: A method may include generating, by a camera having a view of an interior portion of a computer-numerically-controlled machine, an image comprising a pattern. The image can be transformed into a set of machine instructions for controlling the computer-numerically-controlled machine to effect a change in a material. The change can correspond to at least a portion of the pattern. At least one machine instruction from the set of machine instructions can be executed to control the computer-numerically-controlled machine to effect at least a portion of the change. The execution can include operating, in accordance with the at least one machine instruction, a tool coupled with the computer-numerically-controlled machine. The tool can be configured to effect the change on the material. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Shapiro, Mark Gosselin, Anthony Wright, Jonathan Park, Kevin McVey, Scott Haug, Rachael Ludwick, Daniel Martinec
  • Patent number: 11432153
    Abstract: The present invention filters access points presented to a user and locks onto an access point. An access point filtering unit determines the access points accessible by a client device and then filters them to present only the access points that are acceptable under a security policy in force. An access point locking unit has a plurality of operating modes and can lock onto a user selected access point, a security policy prescribed access point, or the access point with the best signal profile. The present invention also includes several methods such as: a method for filtering access points for presentation to the user, a method for locking onto an access point selected by the user, a method for locking onto an access point with the best signal profile, and a method for locking onto an access point prescribed by a security policy for a given location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Beachem, Peter Boucher, Gabe Nault, Richard Rollins, Jonathan Brett Wood, Michael Wright
  • Patent number: 11373852
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe techniques for mitigating charging on optical windows. For example, a device for mitigating charges inside a chamber of a trapped ion system is described that includes an array of parallel wires formed from a single, conductive plate by cutting elongated gaps through an entire thickness of the conductive plate that separate the wires, an outer portion of the conductive plate to which the wires are attached is configured to position the wires to run parallel to one or more trapped ions in the chamber and to position the wires between a dielectric component of the chamber and the one or more trapped ions. A chamber with such an array of parallel wires and a method of using such an array of parallel wires are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: IONQ, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Albert Mizrahi, Kenneth Wright, Jason Madjdi Amini
  • Publication number: 20220068511
    Abstract: A method of forming a water resistant boundary on a fissile material for use in a water cooled nuclear reactor is described. The method comprises mixing a powdered fissile material selected from the group consisting of UN and U3Si2 with an additive selected from oxidation resistant materials having a melting or softening point lower than the sintering temperature of the fissile material, pressing the mixed fissile and additive materials into a pellet, sintering the pellet to a temperature greater than the melting point of the additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. LAHODA, Peng XU, Robert L. OELRICH, JR., Hemant SHAH, Jonathan WRIGHT, Lu CAI
  • Patent number: 11145425
    Abstract: A method of forming a water resistant boundary on a fissile material for use in a water cooled nuclear reactor is described. The method comprises mixing a powdered fissile material selected from the group consisting of UN and U3Si2 with an additive selected from oxidation resistant materials having a melting or softening point lower than the sintering temperature of the fissile material, pressing the mixed fissile and additive materials into a pellet, sintering the pellet to a temperature greater than the melting point of the additive. Alternatively, if the melting point of the oxidation resistant particles is greater than the sintering temperature of UN or U3Si2, then the oxidation resistant particles can have a particle size distribution less than that of the UN or U3Si2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu, Robert L. Oelrich, Jr., Hemant Shah, Jonathan Wright, Lu Cai
  • Publication number: 20210156566
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a cooktop having at least one heating element for heating a cookware member on or to be placed on the cooktop, the at least one heating element being adjustable between a working-power level wherein the at least one heating element is energized to generate heat and a zero-power level wherein the at least one heating element is not energized. The cooking appliance further includes a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature or rate of temperature change of a cooking element. The cooking appliance further includes a control device configured to adjust the at least one heating element from the working-power level to the zero-power level based on the temperature or rate of temperature change of the cooking element. The at least one heating element will remain at the zero-power level until a user intervenes to re-energize the at least one heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Chris Norman, Lloyd Smith, Jonathan Wright, Gavin Williams
  • Patent number: 10935252
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a cooktop having at least one heating element for heating a cookware member on or to be placed on the cooktop, the at least one heating element being adjustable between a working-power level wherein the at least one heating element is energized to generate heat and a zero-power level wherein the at least one heating element is not energized. The cooking appliance further includes a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature or rate of temperature change of a cooking element. The cooking appliance further includes a control device configured to adjust the at least one heating element from the working-power level to the zero-power level based on the temperature or rate of temperature change of the cooking element. The at least one heating element will remain at the zero-power level until a user intervenes to re-energize the at least one heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Chris Norman, Lloyd Smith, Jonathan Wright, Gavin Williams
  • Publication number: 20200224505
    Abstract: A compensated elevator link is disclosed. In at least one aspect, the compensated elevator link comprises a plurality of cylinder housings and a rod having a plurality of ends, each end comprising a piston head adapted to be slideably received within one of the cylinder housings for defining first and second hydraulic cylinders. Each hydraulic cylinder has at least one annulus for receiving a non-compressible fluid. The rod comprises a passage for receiving a compressible fluid, wherein each piston head comprises at least one passage to allow selective displacement of the non-compressible fluid between the annulus of the cylinder housing and the passage within the rod during selective displacement of the hydraulic cylinders between a contracted condition to an extended condition for either compression or expansion of the compressible fluid by the non-compressible fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: AME Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Cree, Jonathan Wright, Kayne Semmens
  • Publication number: 20190294591
    Abstract: A facility comprising methods and systems for analyzing and visualizing trends in the usage of data within a shared storage filesystem is disclosed. The facility analyzes the rate at which the filesystem or a portion thereof is used by periodically generating manifests of the usage of the filesystem and comparing one manifest to another manifest. Furthermore, the facility may store additional information relevant to the manifest, such as the time at which the manifest was taken; for each directory, the sum of all of the values determined for items in that directory (including any subdirectories); and so on. In this manner, the facility collects and stores information relevant to developing trend information for each item in the filesystem. The trends analysis and visualizations described herein provide quick insight into the changes deemed most interesting or significant between two times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Adam Krasnow, Eric Jonathan Wright, Michael Liau, Alixandra Ming-Yi Han, Thomas R. Unger
  • Patent number: 10409784
    Abstract: A facility comprising methods and systems for analyzing and visualizing trends in the usage of data within a shared storage filesystem is disclosed. The facility analyzes the rate at which the filesystem or a portion thereof is used by periodically generating manifests of the usage of the filesystem and comparing one manifest to another manifest. Furthermore, the facility may store additional information relevant to the manifest, such as the time at which the manifest was taken; for each directory, the sum of all of the values determined for items in that directory (including any subdirectories); and so on. In this manner, the facility collects and stores information relevant to developing trend information for each item in the filesystem. The trends analysis and visualizations described herein provide quick insight into the changes deemed most interesting or significant between two times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Adam Krasnow, Eric Jonathan Wright, Michael Liau, Alixandra Ming-Yi Han, Thomas R. Unger
  • Publication number: 20190237206
    Abstract: A method of forming a water resistant boundary on a fissile material for use in a water cooled nuclear reactor is described. The method comprises mixing a powdered fissile material selected from the group consisting of UN and U3Si2 with an additive selected from oxidation resistant materials having a melting or softening point lower than the sintering temperature of the fissile material, pressing the mixed fissile and additive materials into a pellet, sintering the pellet to a temperature greater than the melting point of the additive. Alternatively, if the melting point of the oxidation resistant particles is greater than the sintering temperature of UN or U3Si2, then the oxidation resistant particles can have a particle size distribution less than that of the UN or U3Si2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: EDWARD J. LAHODA, PENG XU, ROBERT L. OELRICH, JR., HEMANT SHAH, JONATHAN WRIGHT, LU CAI
  • Patent number: 10318494
    Abstract: A facility comprising methods and systems for analyzing and visualizing trends in the usage of data within a shared storage filesystem is disclosed. The facility analyzes the rate at which the filesystem or a portion thereof is used by periodically generating manifests of the usage of the filesystem and comparing one manifest to another manifest. Furthermore, the facility may store additional information relevant to the manifest, such as the time at which the manifest was taken; for each directory, the sum of all of the values determined for items in that directory (including any subdirectories); and so on. In this manner, the facility collects and stores information relevant to developing trend information for each item in the filesystem. The trends analysis and visualizations described herein provide quick insight into the changes deemed most interesting or significant between two times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Adam Krasnow, Eric Jonathan Wright, Michael Liau, Alixandra Ming-Yi Han, Thomas R. Unger
  • Publication number: 20190139654
    Abstract: An improved, accident tolerant fuel for use in light water and heavy water reactors is described. The fuel includes a zirconium alloy cladding having a chromium or chromium alloy coating and an optional interlayer of molybdenum, tantalum, tungsten, and niobium between the zirconium alloy cladding and the coating, and fuel pellets formed from U3Si2 or UN and from 100 to 10000 ppm of a boron-containing integral fuel burnable absorber, such as UB2 or ZrB2, either intermixed within the fuel pellet or coated over the surface of the fuel pellet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: EDWARD J. LAHODA, PENG XU, Robert L. Oelrich, JR., FRANK A. BOYLAN, HEMANT SHAH, SUMIT RAY, FAUSTO FRANCESCHINI, JAVIER E. ROMERO, JONATHAN WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20180101546
    Abstract: A facility comprising methods and systems for analyzing and visualizing trends in the usage of data within a shared storage filesystem is disclosed. The facility analyzes the rate at which the filesystem or a portion thereof is used by periodically generating manifests of the usage of the filesystem and comparing one manifest to another manifest. Furthermore, the facility may store additional information relevant to the manifest, such as the time at which the manifest was taken; for each directory, the sum of all of the values determined for items in that directory (including any subdirectories); and so on. In this manner, the facility collects and stores information relevant to developing trend information for each item in the filesystem. The trends analysis and visualizations described herein provide quick insight into the changes deemed most interesting or significant between two times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Adam Krasnow, Eric Jonathan Wright, Michael Liau, Alixandra Ming-Yi Han, Thomas R. Unger
  • Patent number: 9928082
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may perform processing associated with loading, with a boot agent injection module in communication with a processor; a boot agent into a memory of a network device comprising a processor; and perform processing associated with using the boot agent to configure, with the network device, the network device to connect to a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gluware, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Huynh Van, Mark Jonathan Wright
  • Publication number: 20180073745
    Abstract: A household appliance including a heating element at an upper surface of the appliance, and a variable height downdraft vent assembly movable relative to the upper surface. The vent assembly includes a duct defining a flow passage between an upper end and a lower end thereof. The duct is movable in a vertical direction relative to the upper surface of the appliance. A drive assembly is provided for engaging the duct to position the upper end of the duct at a user-selected variable height relative to the upper surface of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas Chris Norman, Jonathan Wright, Lloyd Smith
  • Patent number: D959903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Funk, Steve Swayne, Ryan Blanchard, Jonathan Wright