Patents by Inventor Joseph Richard

Joseph Richard 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: 20210139139
    Abstract: A duct for a ducted-rotor aircraft may include an internal structure and an aerodynamic exterior skin that is adhesively bonded to the internal structure. The skin may include a leading-edge portion disposed at an inlet of the duct and an inner portion disposed along an interior of the duct. The inner portion of the skin may be bonded to the internal structure with a first bondline of adhesive and the leading-edge portion of the skin may be bonded to the inner portion of the skin with a second bondline of adhesive. One or both of the first and second bondlines of adhesive may be of non-uniform thickness to take up tolerance stackups between the inner portion of the skin, the leading-edge portion of the skin, and the internal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Timothy Brian Carr, David G. Carlson, Kevin Stump, William Anthony Amante, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210139131
    Abstract: A hub assembly for a ducted-rotor aircraft includes a plurality of stator supports, a first integral fitting that attaches to first ends of the stator supports, and a second integral fitting that attaches to second ends of the stator supports. The first fitting includes a plurality of motor attachment portions configured to locate and support a motor of the ducted-rotor aircraft, a plurality of fairing mounts configured to support attachment of an aerodynamic fairing to the hub assembly, and a plurality of stator locators configured to locate respective ones of the plurality of stator supports for attachment to the hub assembly. The first fitting has a body portion with an annular wall that supports the motor attachment portions, the fairing mounts, and the stator locators. The first fitting may be fabricated as a monolith that includes the body portion, motor attachment portions, fairing mounts, and stator locators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Christopher Marion Johnson, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR., David G. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20210139130
    Abstract: A duct for a ducted-rotor aircraft may include internal structural components such as a spindle that is supported by a fuselage of the aircraft, first and second annular spars that are attached to an end of the spindle, a central hub that supports a motor of the aircraft, a plurality of stators that extend from the central hub to the second spar, and a plurality of ribs that are attached to the first spar and the second spar at respective opposed ends. The spindle may include an attachment interface to which the first and second spars are attached. The attachment interface may be disposed at the second end of the spindle. The attachment interface may define first and second arc-shaped planar surfaces to which the first and second spars, respectively, are attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, William Anthony Amante, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR., Christopher Marion Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210114484
    Abstract: A detection system may include a first sleeve shaped to receive and retain a buckle of a child safety seat. The first sleeve may include a first body portion shaped to receive and retain the buckle, a male connector portion integrally formed with the first body portion, and a transmitter electrically coupled to the male connector portion. The detection system may include a second sleeve shaped to receive and retain a buckle connector. The second sleeve may include a second body portion shaped to receive and retain the buckle connector, a female connector portion connected to the second body portion, and a battery electrically coupled to the female connector portion and configured to provide energy to the transmitter when the male connector portion communicates with the female connector portion. The transmitter may generate a signal, indicating a presence of a child, when the transmitter receives energy from the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Ketan Shridhar ADKAR, Charles Forbes STICKELS, John Gregory BOSQUE, Diego MONDRAGON, Joseph Richard CANTRELL
  • Publication number: 20210101676
    Abstract: An annular spar for a ducted-rotor of an aircraft may be fabricated from composite material, such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The spar may include an annular plate, a first circumferential flange that extends from an outer edge of the plate, and a second circumferential flange that extends from an inner edge of the plate. The first and second circumferential flanges may taper inwardly toward a center axis of the spar. The spar may be constructed of a plurality of layers of CFRP. One or more of the layers may be fabricated from a single ply of CFRP, and one or more other layers may be fabricated from a plurality of plies of CFRP. The spar may exhibit a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that allows an associated tip gap to remain essentially constant throughout a range of operating temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, William Anthony Amante, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR., David G. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10962293
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of forming a heat exchanger including a thermally compliant material and geometry with a core having a first set of flow passages and a second set of flow passages passing through the core. A first manifold of high temperature and strength material defines a fluid inlet for the first set of flow passages and a second manifold of high temperature and strength material defines a fluid inlet for the second set of flow passages. At least one of the first and second manifolds can include an in-situ compliant portion to provide for compliance during thermal expansion of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Yanzhe Yang
  • Patent number: 10945391
    Abstract: Methods for introgressing an allele of interest of a locus associated with a yield trait into Zea mays germplasm are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include providing a Zea mays plant that contains an allele of interest of a locus associated with a yield trait, wherein the locus associated with the yield trait is identifiable by PCR amplification of a Zea mays nucleic acid with a pair of oligonucleotides primers as disclosed herein, and introgressing the allele of interest into Zea mays germplasm that lacks the allele. Also provided are methods for identifying Zea mays plants that contain at least one allele associated with improved yield, improved maize plants, elite Zea mays plants, biomass produced from improved Zea mays plants, isolated and purified genetic markers, and compositions that include an amplification primer pair capable of amplifying a Zea mays nucleic acid to generate a Zea mays marker amplicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Venkata Krishna Kishore, Libardo Andres Gutierrez-Rojas, Zhigang Guo, Joseph Richard Byrum
  • Publication number: 20210066680
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a battery case assembly. In one implementation, the battery case assembly includes a plurality of structural beams and a chassis coupled to the plurality of structural beams. The plurality of structural beams of the battery case assembly is configured to be coupled to a portion of an aircraft frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: William Anthony Amante, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR., Timothy Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 10934054
    Abstract: A container system has a plurality of separable interlocking vessels. Each of the vessels defines a separately sealed volume. Each of the vessels has an outlet. One of the plurality of the vessels is an upper vessel and one of the plurality of vessels is a lower vessel. The outlet of the upper vessel is the lowermost portion of the upper vessel and is disposed to one side of the upper vessel. The outlet of the lower vessel is the uppermost portion of the lower vessel and is disposed to one side of the lower vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Garrison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10927711
    Abstract: A tunable compliant mount structure for an engine such as a turbine engine can include a fluid conduit coupled to a fan casing by a connector. At a junction between the connector and the fluid conduit, a compliant mount structure can provide compliance and can be tuned to operate under variable stresses at the junction. The compliant mount structure can include a set of nested convolutions to provide compliance. The geometry of the convolutions can be used to tune the compliance, stiffness, or directionality. The tunable compliant attachment structure provides for additive in-situ manufacturing at the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Yanzhe Yang
  • Publication number: 20210020044
    Abstract: One or more devices associated with a first vehicle receives location information that specifies a location of a second vehicle. The one or more devices determine, based on the location information, that the second vehicle is within a threshold distance of the first vehicle. The one or more devices establish, based on determining that the second vehicle is within the threshold distance of the first vehicle, a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection with the second vehicle. The one or more devices receive from the second vehicle, and by using the P2P connection, content that has been captured by a camera component associated with the second vehicle. The one or more devices cause an interface associated with the first vehicle to display the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ketan Shridhar ADKAR, Charles Forbes STICKELS, Joseph Richard CANTRELL, Thomas George ANCHERIYIL
  • Publication number: 20200393583
    Abstract: The embodiments herein describe a seismic source that includes at least two firing heads connected to a shared reservoir of compressed gas. When underwater, a controller can instruct the firing heads to fire at the same time or at different times to create gas bubbles that generate seismic energy for identifying structures underneath a body of water. If the firing heads fire at the same, the resulting gas bubble may coalesce to form a single bubble, depending on the size of the respective bubbles and the separation distance between the firing heads. In one embodiment, the firing heads are attached at opposite ends of the shared reservoir (although this is not a requirement). The length of the reservoir, which dictates in part the separation distance of the firing heads, can be set so that gas bubbles generated by the firing heads at substantially the same time coalesce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Graeme Williamson, Paul Farmer, Joseph Richard Gagliardi, Nikolaos Bernitsas, Timothy A. Dudley, Emerson Verissimo, Darrell Burch
  • Publication number: 20200342165
    Abstract: Managing annotation jobs is disclosed, including: receiving an annotation job, including: obtaining an input text to be annotated; and obtaining an ontology specifying a plurality of labels to be used to annotate the input text; distributing the annotation job to a plurality of annotator devices via an annotation platform; receiving a plurality of annotation results with respect to the input text from the plurality of annotator devices; and providing an aggregate annotation report corresponding to the annotation job, wherein the aggregate annotation report combines the plurality of annotation results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andrea Butkovic, Matthew Allen Gordon, Joseph Richard Cloughley, Kiran Vajapey, Caiqun Xiao
  • Publication number: 20200298967
    Abstract: In some examples, an aircraft comprises an airframe, a rotor system coupled to the airframe, and a vibration attenuation system. The rotor system is operable to exert a vibratory force on the airframe. The vibration attenuation system comprises two or more batteries and elastic devices. The two or more batteries are operable to supply power to the rotor system. The elastic devices coupled to the two or more batteries and the airframe. The elastic devices are configured to attenuate the vibratory force based on facilitating oscillation of the two or more batteries. In other examples, a method comprises coupling elastic devices to two or more batteries and an airframe of an aircraft. The elastic devices receiving a vibratory force via the airframe and attenuate the vibratory force based on facilitating oscillation of the two or more batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Reaugh Smith, Jouyoung Jason Choi, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Steve Michael Loveland
  • Publication number: 20200290725
    Abstract: An aircraft has a ducted thruster. The ducted thruster includes a duct having an inner wall, a stator hub disposed within the duct, a first stator extending along a first longitudinal axis between the inner wall and the stator hub, and a second stator. The second stator extends along a second longitudinal axis between the inner wall and the stator hub. The second longitudinal axis is either (1) substantially perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis or (2) substantially parallel to the first longitudinal axis and offset from the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Lewis Jarrett, Frank Bradley Stamps, Daniel Bryan Robertson, Kirk Landon Groninga, Matthew Edward Louis, William Anthony Amante, Robert Vaughn, Joseph Richard Carpenter, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200291508
    Abstract: Nickel-cobalt materials, methods of forming a nickel-cobalt material, and methods of thermally stabilizing a nickel-cobalt material are provided. A nickel-cobalt material may include a metal matrix composite with amorphous regions and crystalline regions substantially encompassed by a nanocrystalline grain structure with a grain size distribution of about 50 nanometers to about 800 nanometers, and the nanocrystalline grain structure may include widespread intragranular twinning. The metal matrix composite may have a chemical makeup that includes nickel, cobalt, and a dopant such as phosphorus and/or boron. A nickel-cobalt material may be heat treated within a first temperature zone below the onset temperature for grain growth and then within a second temperature zone above the onset temperature for grain growth in the material. Chemical composition and heat treatment may yield a thermally stabilized nickel-cobalt material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Emily Marie Phelps, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Lakshmi Krishnan, Guru Venkata Dattu Jonnalagadda, Gary Stephen Shipley, Ashley Rose Dvorak
  • Publication number: 20200287392
    Abstract: Power systems and methods of using the same to deliver power. A power system referenced herein can include a housing capable of attaching to a workstation, one or more cradles or mounting fixtures to receive at least one energy storage device, electronic circuitry to communicate status of the at least one energy storage device, state of charge of the at least one energy storage device, and/or overall health of the at least one energy storage device, and one or more electrical connectors to allow the at least one energy storage device to charge and/or discharge and communicate with the electronic circuitry, with said housing having an internal power supply and charge circuitry, said power supply capable of receiving input power from an external AC or DC power source; wherein the power system is configured to deliver power to the workstation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Cooper, Patrick Ney, Joseph Richards
  • Patent number: 10731486
    Abstract: A method of forming a strengthened component includes providing a duct body having an interior surface and an exterior surface forming a fluid passageway. The method also includes forming an attachment structure over at least a portion of the exterior surface of the duct body, where the attachment structure can include a metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Schmitt, Emily Marie Phelps, Gordon Tajiri
  • Patent number: D919547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BELL TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Carpenter, Timothy Carr, Matthew E. Louis, Steve Michael Loveland
  • Patent number: D919548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BELL TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Carpenter, Timothy Carr, Matthew E. Louis, Steve Michael Loveland