Patents by Inventor Joseph Stevens

Joseph Stevens 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).

  • Patent number: 9625171
    Abstract: A method includes aggregating multiple zones of an indoor structure, each zone having associated comfort limits, formulating an aggregated single zone model predictive control (MPC) problem representative of the multiple zones for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, determining optimal aggregated actions as a function of the aggregated single zone model predictive control problem, simulating an optimal trajectory of indoor qualities, and determining zone temperature setpoints to comply with the comfort limits for each zone and pre-cool the indoor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Karel Macek, Karel Marik, Joseph Steven Majewski
  • Patent number: 9581085
    Abstract: Embodiments of hot streak alignment for gas turbine durability include structures and methods to align hot streaks with the leading edges of aligned first stage nozzle vanes in order to improve mixing of the hot streaks with cooling air at a stator nozzle of a first stage turbine and reduce usage of cooling air at first stage non-aligned stator nozzle vanes disposed adjacent to the aligned stator vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Bartz, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Scott Matthew Bush, Kevin Robert Feldmann, Robert Alan Frederick, Craig William Higgins
  • Patent number: 9556707
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features are directed to an electric subsurface safety valve including an integrated communications system that can be disposed in a wellbore. The electric subsurface safety valve can include a body adapted to be coupled to a cable, a communications system disposed in the body, and a closure mechanism. The body can be disposed within the wellbore. The communications system can include one or more transceiving devices and a processing device. The transceiving devices can communicate signals via the cable to a rig at the surface and can wirelessly communicate signals to target tool in the well system. The processing device can process signals received by the one or more transceiving devices for communication via the cable. The closure mechanism can be positioned in a passageway defined by the wellbore and can control a flow of fluid to through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, Jr., Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Patent number: 9528347
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features are directed to an electric subsurface safety valve including an integrated communications system that can be disposed in a wellbore. The electric subsurface safety valve can include a body adapted to be coupled to a cable, a communications system disposed in the body, and a closure mechanism. The body can be disposed within the wellbore. The communications system can include one or more transceiving devices and a processing device. The transceiving devices can communicate signals via the cable to a rig at the surface and can wirelessly communicate signals to target tool in the well system. The processing device can process signals received by the one or more transceiving devices for communication via the cable. The closure mechanism can be positioned in a passageway defined by the wellbore and can control a flow of fluid to through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, Jr., Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Patent number: 9511908
    Abstract: A containment system with a vented insert for a fitment is disclosed. The vented insert includes generally a conduit having an inner and opposite outer end with a valve in the conduit movable to a closed position by liquid. The outer end of the conduit includes a liquid impermeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Bons, David M. Shoberg, Kenneth Thomas Dobizl, Christopher John Opelt
  • Patent number: 9506351
    Abstract: A durable nozzle vane includes a leading edge where hot combustion gas impinges on the vane, a pressure side extending from the leading edge to a trailing edge and a suction side extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge, a blunt region along the suction side between the leading edge and a high curvature region, the blunt region having small curvature in the length between the leading edge and the high curvature region allowing for at least two rows of cooling apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Bubnick, Robert Joseph Bartz, Daniel Edward Demers, Robert Alan Frederick, Todd Stephen Heffron, Sean Michael Molleson
  • Publication number: 20160193095
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 9260939
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for mechanically reclosing a hydraulically actuated sliding side door of a sleeve assembly. One sleeve assembly includes a housing defining one or more flow ports, a sliding sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position and an open position and back to the closed position, wherein, when in the closed position, the outer sleeve occludes the one or more flow ports, and, when in the open position, the one or more flow ports are exposed. A piston is movably arranged within a piston bore defined in the housing, and a locking mechanism is arranged within the piston bore and configured to engage the piston with the sliding sleeve, thereby allowing the piston to move the sliding sleeve to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Evan Beck, Jeffrey Wythe Huggins, Joseph Steven Grieco, Frank Kalb
  • Publication number: 20160017940
    Abstract: Systems and methods are shown for electrically controllably transmitting power from a motor involving electrically controllably coupling the first input hub to a shuttle so that power is transmitted from the first input hub to the shuttle, providing for one-way rotation between the shuttle and a stationary chassis, and coupling the shuttle to an output hub with a spring such that energy is stored and released from the spring as the output hub rotates. Examples are shown that include controlling engaged and disengaged time intervals of the first input hub and shuttle to maintain a torque level at the output hub, such as by utilizing pulse width modulation or pulse frequency modulation. Examples are also shown involving electroadhesively coupling the first input hub to the shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Joseph Steven Eckerle
  • Publication number: 20150376985
    Abstract: A wellbore system comprising an autofill and circulation assembly comprising a housing defining a flowbore and comprising a first port and a second port, and a first sleeve slidable within the housing from a first position to a second position and from the second position to a third position, when the first sleeve is in the first position, the assembly allows fluid communication from an exterior of the housing to the flowbore via the first port and does not allow fluid communication from the flowbore to the exterior of the housing via the first port, when the first sleeve is in the second position, the assembly allows bidirectional fluid communication between the exterior of the housing and the flowbore via the second port, and, when the first sleeve is in the third position, the assembly disallows fluid communication between the exterior of the housing and the flowbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wythe Huggins, Adam Evan Beck, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Publication number: 20150323917
    Abstract: A building controller for controlling one or more building control components in a building, wherein the building controller is configured for bidirectional communication via a communication network between the building controller and the one or more building control components. The building controller can include a housing, a control unit, and a display unit. The control unit can execute an operating system and a building control application program having a control algorithm. The display unit may be configured to display at least one screen that facilitates user monitoring of diagnostic messages of the operating system of the control unit. Alternatively, or in addition, the display unit can be configured to display a screen to facilitate user entry of operating system parameters and/or a screen to facilitate entry of operating system commands for execution on by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Jeffrey David Lucas
  • Publication number: 20150300092
    Abstract: A wellbore tubular-conveyed drill assembly comprising a wellbore tubular, an electrical drilling mechanism coupled to an outside surface of the wellbore tubular, wherein the electrical drilling mechanism has a refracted position and an extended position, wherein the electrical drilling mechanism drills one or more openings in a subterranean formation when in the extended position, and a power source coupled to the electrical drilling mechanism. A method comprising extending an electrical drilling mechanism in a direction away from a wellbore tubular, wherein the electrical drilling mechanism is coupled to an outside surface of the wellbore tubular, and drilling one or more openings in a subterranean formation with the electrical drilling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, JR., Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Publication number: 20150275620
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed to a semi-autonomous insert valve. The semi-autonomous insert valve includes a body, a closure mechanism coupled to the body, an autonomous actuation mechanism coupled to the body, and a control system disposed in the body. The body engages an inner wall of a subsurface safety valve and causes a subsurface safety valve closure mechanism to open, allowing fluid to flow toward the surface of the wellbore. The closure mechanism selectively allows fluid to flow toward the surface of the wellbore. The autonomous actuation mechanism actuates the closure mechanism independently from a subsurface safety valve actuation mechanism that actuates the subsurface safety valve closure mechanism. The control sub-system includes one or more transceiving devices that can wirelessly communicate signals. The control sub-system closes the closure mechanism in response to losing signal communication between the transceiving devices and a signal source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco, James Dan Vick, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150211758
    Abstract: A method includes aggregating multiple zones of an indoor structure, each zone having associated comfort limits, formulating an aggregated single zone model predictive control (MPC) problem representative of the multiple zones for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, determining optimal aggregated actions as a function of the aggregated single zone model predictive control problem, simulating an optimal trajectory of indoor qualities, and determining zone temperature setpoints to comply with the comfort limits for each zone and pre-cool the indoor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Karel Macek, KAREL MARIK, JOSEPH STEVEN MAJEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20150123808
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features are directed to an electric subsurface safety valve including an integrated communications system that can be disposed in a wellbore. The electric subsurface safety valve can include a body adapted to be coupled to a cable, a communications system disposed in the body, and a closure mechanism. The body can be disposed within the wellbore. The communications system can include one or more transceiving devices and a processing device. The transceiving devices can communicate signals via the cable to a rig at the surface and can wirelessly communicate signals to target tool in the well system. The processing device can process signals received by the one or more transceiving devices for communication via the cable. The closure mechanism can be positioned in a passageway defined by the wellbore and can control a flow of fluid to through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, JR., Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Patent number: 9026253
    Abstract: A building controller for controlling one or more building control components in a building, wherein the building controller is configured for bidirectional communication via a communication network between the building controller and the one or more building control components. The building controller can include a housing, a control unit, and a display unit. The control unit can execute an operating system and a building control application program having a control algorithm. The display unit may be configured to display at least one screen that facilitates user monitoring of diagnostic messages of the operating system of the control unit. Alternatively, or in addition, the display unit can be configured to display a screen to facilitate user entry of operating system parameters and/or a screen to facilitate entry of operating system commands for execution on by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Jeffrey David Lucas
  • Publication number: 20150120761
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting components to include in portions of a displayable file. Selecting the components may include determining an order of the components for each portion of the displayable file. The components' order for a given portion may be based on a score for each component, where a component's score is based on an estimated value and standard error associated with the component. The component to include in each portion of the displayable file may be selected based at least in part on the determined component order for each portion and a predetermined priority of each portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Brett E. Lounsbury, Samuel A. Minter, Vishal M. Shanbhag, Jeffrey B. Slosberg, Michal M. Brye, Daniel B. Lloyd, Joseph Steven Mate, Tri M. Cao, Stephen B. Ivie
  • Publication number: 20150037375
    Abstract: Provided herein are 3-dimensional drug-eluting materials comprising biodegradable polymer(s), one or more bioactive agents and entrapped air. Various embodiments of the methods and compositions described herein are based, in part, on the discovery of hydrophobic doping agents that can be used in the manufacture of polymeric drug delivery compositions that permit the encapsulation of air, thereby permitting tunable drug release via controlled air removal. Such compositions are particularly useful for delivering therapeutically effective doses of one or more bioactive agents to a subject over an extended period of time (e.g., days, weeks, or months).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY ET AL
    Inventors: Mark W. Grinstaff, Jesse Wolinsky, Stefan Yohe, Jonah Andrew Kaplan, Eric John Falde, Joseph Steven Hersey
  • Patent number: 8935621
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting components to include in portions of a displayable file. Selecting the components may include determining an order of the components for each portion of the displayable file. The components' order for a given portion may be based on a score for each component, where a component's score is based on an estimated value and standard error associated with the component. The component to include in each portion of the displayable file may be selected based at least in part on the determined component order for each portion and a predetermined priority of each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett E. Lounsbury, Samuel A. Minter, Vishal M. Shanbhag, Jeffrey B. Slosberg, Michal M. Brye, Daniel B. Lloyd, Joseph Steven Mate, Tri M. Cao, Stephen B. Ivie
  • Publication number: 20140226922
    Abstract: An insert assembly for a fitment used with a pouch containing a liquid product producing an off-gas is provided. The assembly includes a vented insert for use with the vented fitment allowing the off-gas to pass there through. A carrier is configured to be attached to the vented insert and includes a liquid impermeable membrane attach to the carrier and fluid coupled to the fitment and insert to allow gas from the product to pass there through. The membrane, which can comprise an EPTFE material allows the gas to pass through, while preventing the liquid product from passing through a wall of the pouch. The insert assembly can be selectively opened and closed to allow or prevent the off-gas produced by the product to pass through the assembly as needed to reduce the pressure within the pouch or container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Bons, Christopher John Opelt