Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Daniel

Joseph A. Daniel 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: 20210325347
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a dry gas seal positionable between a stationary housing and a rotatable shaft. A plurality of sense elements may rotate in response to the rotation of the rotatable shaft and a speed sensor may sense the speed of the rotatable shaft at speeds below one thousand rotations per minute based on sensing the plurality of sense elements. An acoustic emissions sensor may sense when a first seal face and a second seal face forming a seal interface of the dry gas seal are in an operational condition relative to one another. A processor may receive output signals from the speed sensor and the acoustic emissions sensor, and may establish an operating condition of the dry gas seal based on the signal from the speed sensor when the first seal face and the second seal face reach the operational condition relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: IAN MARTYN GOLDSWAIN, JOSEPH L. SAVIO, OLIVER DANIEL HURTIG
  • Publication number: 20210322613
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomous and safe sterilization, sanitizing, and cleaning, such as automatic sanitizing in autonomous vehicles and modification of autonomous sanitizing and access control upon human presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Alberto Daniel Lacaze, Joseph Putney, William Becker, Steve Rotundo, Karl Nicholas Murphy
  • Patent number: 11152463
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal structure may include a core, an inner absorption shell surrounding the core, at least one emission shell surrounding the inner absorption shell, and an outer absorption shell surrounding the emission shell(s). The core may include a different material than the optional inner absorption shell and/or the outer absorption shell. The core may be less absorbent to electromagnetic radiation as compared to the optional inner absorption shell and/or the outer absorption shell. An optoelectronic device may include the semiconductor nanocrystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Joseph A. Treadway, Benjamin Daniel Mangum, David O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210312704
    Abstract: For a scene comprising real-world objects and generated (CG) objects, the scene characterized by a scene geometry of a first time, one or more processors can generate, based on the scene geometry, shadow information for each of one or more shadows cast by a CG object of the scene on one or more real-world objects of the scene. The one or more processors can rendering and display a frame of the scene as a function of the shadow information and a scene geometry at a time of the rendering later than the first time. In some examples, the shadow information includes shadow factors and identifiers. Each shadow factor can describe a light attenuation effect of a cast shadow on a real world object surface and can be incorporated into a shading atlas of the scene. Each identifier identifies a real-world object surface of the scene affected by a shadow factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel GARVEY, Bojan VRCELJ
  • Publication number: 20210312701
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for graphics processing. Aspects of the present disclosure may identify a first content group and a second content group in a scene. Further, aspects of the present disclosure may determine whether at least a portion of the first content group occludes or potentially occludes at least a portion of the second content group. Additionally, the present disclosure may represent the first content group and the second content group based on the determination whether at least a portion of the first content group occludes or potentially occludes at least a portion of the second content group. In some aspects, the first content group may include at least some real content and the second content group includes at least some augmented content. The present disclosure may also render at least a portion of surfaces of the first content group using an occlusion material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Bojan VRCELJ, Gerhard REITMAYR, Joseph Daniel GARVEY
  • Patent number: 11135402
    Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Carl Linden Dambkowski, Eric Fayez Chehab, Siddhartha Joshi, Julie Papanek, Jonathan Andrew Fritz, James Wall, Ross Daniel Venook, Shivani Alexandra Torres, Joseph De-Chung Shih, Lauren So Young Wood
  • Publication number: 20210304483
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for computer graphics are described. A device may perform a shadow rendering operation in an object-space shading pipeline for a set of potentially visible surfaces. The device may represent the potentially visible surfaces in an atlas. The device may determine a set of world-space coordinates corresponding to the one or more potentially visible surfaces and may store the set of world-space coordinates in a geometry buffer (G-buffer). The device may determine a number of shadow factors associated with the potentially visible surfaces based on a transformation of the world-space coordinates stored in the G-buffer and a set of depth values associated with each shadow caster present in a scene. The device may store the shadow factors in an atlas shadow mask and perform a shading of the potentially visible surfaces in the atlas based on the atlas shadow mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel Garvey, Dieter Schmalstieg, Bojan Vrcelj
  • Publication number: 20210304848
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for comparing a first biosequence string with a second biosequence string to assess similarity between those biosequence strings. For example, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) can be used to (1) detect substrings of the second biosequence string that are matches to substrings of the first biosequence string, and (2) map the detected substrings of the second biosequence string to corresponding positions in the first biosequence string where the detected substrings are located based on a data structure that links substrings of the first biosequence string to positions in the first biosequence string where the substrings of the first biosequence string are located. These operations can be used to seed an alignment between the first and second biosequence strings that permits comparisons to be performed over longer substrings of the first and second biosequence strings so that similarities between those longer substrings can be quantified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy Daniel Buhler, Roger Dean Chamberlain, Mark Allen Franklin, Kwame Gyang, Arpith Chacko Jacob, Praveen Krishnamurthy, Joseph Marion Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20210296440
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal structure may include a core, an inner absorption shell surrounding the core, at least one emission shell surrounding the inner absorption shell, and an outer absorption shell surrounding the emission shell(s). The core may include a different material than the optional inner absorption shell and/or the outer absorption shell. The core may be less absorbent to electromagnetic radiation as compared to the optional inner absorption shell and/or the outer absorption shell. An optoelectronic device may include the semiconductor nanocrystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph A. Treadway, Benjamin Daniel Mangum, David O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11117329
    Abstract: A build assembly and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The build assembly includes a first component, a second component, and a support structure coupling the two components together to fix their relative position. The support structure may be a “ghost” structure that is not connected with or does not contact the components, but is positioned such that the components are restrained to prevent distortion. The support structure may also be connected to the components and may define channels for removing additive powder from within or around the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel Franzen, Jr., Jerod Curtis Kruse, Adegboyega Masud Makinde
  • Patent number: 11119214
    Abstract: A triangulation sensing system includes a projection axis configuration and an imaging axis configuration. The projection axis configuration includes a triangulation light source (e.g. an incoherent source) and a variable focus lens (VFL) that is controlled to rapidly periodically modulate a triangulation light focus position (TLFP) along a Z axis over a focus position scan range, to provide a corresponding triangulation light extended focus range (TLEFR) that supports accurate measurement throughout. In some implementations, the triangulation system may be configured to provide the best measurement accuracy for a workpiece region of interest (WROI) by exposing its triangulation image only when the scanned TLFP temporarily coincides with the WROI Z height. In some implementations, the triangulation system may be configured to limit various measurement operations to using only an operational pixel subset of a detector that receives image light from the WROI, in order to shorten the measurement time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel Tobiason, Paul Gerard Gladnick
  • Publication number: 20210275745
    Abstract: An automatic injection device is provided, where the device includes a syringe carrier and a retraction assembly. The syringe carrier includes two identical parts that are discrete from one another and interlock with one another. The retraction assembly includes a shuttle and a follower, the follower having a moveable latch. The follower has a coupled configuration in which the latch is biasedly coupled to the shuttle, and a decoupled configuration in which the latch is in sliding engagement with a curvilinear surface of the shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: William Godwin ATTERBURY, Joseph Daniel DENNIS, Jr., Brian Charles KELLEY, Mark LAFEVER, Steven Michael MADLAND, Andrew Thomas SNOW, Jessica Diane YOUNG
  • Patent number: 11112541
    Abstract: A tunable acoustic gradient (TAG) lens includes a lens casing in which a controllable acoustic wave generating element is arranged and that surrounds a casing cavity in which an operational volume of a refractive fluid is contained. The lens casing includes a first case end portion comprising a window mounted along an optical path, and a second case end portion comprising a mirror mounted along the optical path. The TAG lens is configured to enable light to pass through the window of the TAG lens to enter the TAG lens and make a first pass through the operational volume of the refractive fluid and be reflected by the mirror of the TAG lens and make a second pass back through the operational volume of the refractive fluid and pass back out through the window of the TAG lens to exit the TAG lens and continue along the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel Tobiason
  • Publication number: 20210273211
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining a stack for an energy storage device, the stack comprising a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The method comprises depositing a first material over an exposed portion of the first electrode layer and an exposed portion of the electrolyte layer; and depositing a second material over the first material and to contact the second electrode layer. The second material provides an electrical connection from the second electrode layer, for connecting to a further such second electrode layer via the second material. The first material insulates the exposed portions of the first electrode layer and the electrolyte layer from the second material. Also disclosed is an apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel HOWARD, Michael Edward RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20210273241
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an energy storage device. A stack is provided on a substrate. The stack comprises a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The method includes forming a first groove, a second groove, and a third groove in a first side of the stack opposite to a second side of the stack on the substrate. The first groove has a first depth and a first surface comprising a first exposed surface of the second electrode layer. The second groove has a second depth different from the first depth and a second surface comprising an exposed surface of the first electrode layer. The third groove has a third depth substantially the same as the first depth and a third surface comprising a second exposed surface of the second electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel HOWARD, Michael Edward RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20210273266
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing an energy storage device. Such methods comprise providing a first stack on a first side of a substrate and a second stack on a second side of the substrate, opposite to the first side of the substrate. In examples, a first and third groove are formed in the first stack, with different depths than each other, and a second and fourth groove are formed in the second stack, with different depths than each other. In other examples, a first groove is formed in the first stack and a second groove is formed in the second stack, in substantial alignment with the first groove but with a different depth than the first groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel HOWARD, Michael Edward RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20210273306
    Abstract: A thin-film energy storage device comprising a substrate; a first electrode comprising a fuse portion; a second electrode; an electrolyte between the first electrode and the second electrode; and an electrical connector, different from the first electrode, connected to the first electrode by the fuse portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel HOWARD, Michael Edward RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20210265640
    Abstract: A method comprising providing, on a substrate, a stack for an energy storage device, the stack comprising a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and an electrolyte layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. A groove is formed at least through the second electrode layer and the electrolyte layer such that the groove is wider in the second electrode layer than in the electrolyte layer. An electrically insulating material is provided in the groove. An electrically conductive material is provided in the groove, on the electrically insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Daniel HOWARD, Michael Edward RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20210265641
    Abstract: A method comprising providing a first electrode layer on a first portion of a substrate, providing an electrolyte layer on the first electrode layer, and providing a second electrode layer on the electrolyte layer. At least part of a current collector layer is provided on a second portion of the substrate. An electrically insulating material is deposited on an exposed surface of the first electrode layer and an exposed surface of the electrolyte layer. An electrically conductive material is deposited on the electrically insulating material to connect the second electrode layer to the at least part of the current collector layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel HOWARD
  • Publication number: 20210265611
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining a stack for an energy storage device, the stack comprising a first electrode layer and an electrolyte layer. The method comprises depositing a first material over an exposed portion of the first electrode layer and an exposed portion of the electrolyte layer. The method comprises depositing a second material over the first material and to form a second electrode layer of the stack, and to provide an electrical connection from the second electrode layer, for connecting to a further such second electrode layer via the second material. The electrolyte layer is between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The first material insulates the exposed portions of the first electrode layer and the electrolyte layer from the second material. Also disclosed is an apparatus for maintaining top-down inkjet material deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel HOWARD