Patents by Inventor Justin Adams

Justin Adams 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: 20220042423
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine having a damping system that includes features for optimizing the damping response to vibrational loads on a rotary component for a wide range of operational conditions is provided. In one aspect, the damping system includes a damper control valve. The damper control valve receives working fluid from a working fluid supply and has a valve plunger movable between a first position and a second position. When the valve plunger is in the first position, the damper control valve permits working fluid to flow to a first damper associated with a first bearing coupled with the rotary component and to a second damper associated with a second bearing coupled with the rotary component. When the valve plunger is in the second position, the damper control valve permits working fluid to flow to the first damper but not the second damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Leonard Hopper, Justin Adam Masters, Jacob Patrick Miller, Roger Lee Doughty
  • Publication number: 20210115183
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer comprising structural units according to formula (I), R1—X—(C?O)—NH—R2—NH—(C?O)—O—POA-R3—(O—POA-R4)n wherein R1 represents an organic group terminated by a hydrocarbyl group having 6 to 50 carbon atoms, X represents O or N—R5, wherein R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, R2 represents an aliphatic hydrocarbyl group having 4 to 40 carbon atoms, POA represents a polyoxyalkylene group, R3 represents an organic group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, n is an integer from 1 to 6, R4 is independently selected from —(C?O)—NH—R2—NH—(C?O)—X—R1, —(C?O)—NH—R1, —R6, wherein R6 represents a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic or aromatic group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, and wherein the polymer has an average of at least 1.8 end groups R1 per molecule, a number average molecular weight in the range of 2000 to 100000 Daltons, a polydispersity in the range of 1.0 to 5.0, wherein the quotient of the polydispersity divided by (n+1) is less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Dominika Bernert, René Nagelsdiek, Alan L. Steinmetz, Justin Adams, George M. Zody, Wesley A. Huff, Daniela Leutfeld
  • Publication number: 20200377723
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer comprising structural units according to formula (I), R1—X—(C?O)—NH—R2—NH—(C?O)—O—POA-R3—(O—POA-R4)n wherein R1 represents an organic group terminated by a hydrocarbyl group having 6 to 50 carbon atoms, X represents O or N—R5, wherein R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, R2 represents a hydrocarbyl group comprising an aromatic group and having 6 to 40 carbon atoms, POA represents a polyoxyalkylene group, R3 represents an organic group having 2 to 40 carbon atoms, n is an integer from 1 to 6, R4 is independently selected from —(C?O)—NH—R2—NH—(C?O)—NH—R1, —R6, wherein R6 represents a hydrogen atom or an aliphatic or aromatic group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, and wherein the polymer has an average of at least 1.8 end groups R1 per molecule, a number average molecular weight in the range of 2000 to 100000 Daltons, and a polydispersity in the range of 1.0 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Dominika Bernert, René Nagelsdiek, Alan L. Steinmetz, Justin Adams, George M. Zody, Wesley A. Huff, Daniela Leutfeld
  • Publication number: 20200254519
    Abstract: A method for additively manufacturing a component includes generating, via imaging software, a plurality of slices of a support structure of the component based on component geometry. The method also includes melting or fusing, via the additive manufacturing system, layers of material to a build platform of the component so as to form the support structure according to the plurality of slices. The support structure includes a lattice configuration having of a plurality of support members arranged together to form a plurality of cells. Further, the method includes melting or fusing, via the additive manufacturing system, a component body to the support structure. After the component body solidifies, the method includes removing all of the support structure from the component body to form the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Jones, Jun Zheng Hu, John Alan Manteiga, Xuefeng Zhang, Earl Neal Dunham, Paul Christopher Schilling, Johnnattan Tennessee Ugarte, Justin Michael Stekli, Justin Adam Masters
  • Patent number: 10519358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drilling fluid in the form of a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion comprising at least components (A) to (D), wherein component (D) is at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer, which contains at least one of structural units (D1), (D2) and (D3) to introduce at least one hydroxyl and/or amino functionality into the copolymer and which further contains at least one structural unit (D4), a use of said (meth)acrylic copolymer as rheological agent in drilling fluids, which are water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions, as well as to a method of producing oil and/or natural gas or of preparing the production thereof comprising the step of using the inventive drilling fluid for generating and/or operating a drill hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BYK CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventors: René Nagelsdiek, Alan Steinmetz, Justin Adams, Dominika Bernert, Jasmin Rudner, George Mark Zody
  • Publication number: 20190330510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drilling fluid in the form of a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion comprising at least components (A) to (D), wherein component (D) is at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer, which contains at least one of structural units (D1), (D2) and (D3) to introduce at least one hydroxyl and/or amino functionality into the copolymer and which further contains at least one structural unit (D4), a use of said (meth)acrylic copolymer as rheological agent in drilling fluids, which are water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions, as well as to a method of producing oil and/or natural gas or of preparing the production thereof comprising the step of using the inventive drilling fluid for generating and/or operating a drill hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: René Nagelsdiek, Alan Steinmetz, Justin Adams, Dominika Bernert, Jasmin Rudner, George Mark Zody
  • Patent number: 10294326
    Abstract: Copolymers including dioxythiophene repeating units and no acceptor units allow the formation of electrochromic polymers (ECPs) with vivid neutral state colors and very colorless oxidized states that can be switched rapidly. The dioxythiophene repeating units can included in sequences where all of one type of dioxythiophene is included exclusively as isolated dyads or triads within the copolymer, or the copolymer can be an alternating copolymer with propylenedioxythiophene units. Other non-acceptor units can be included in the copolymers. The copolymers are rendered organic solvent soluble by alkyl substituents on repeating units. The inclusion of sterically encumbered acyclic dioxythiophene (AcDOT) units promotes red color while unsubstituted ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) units promote blue colors, and their respective content can be manipulated to achieve a desired neutral state color. Soluble copolymers comprising at least 50% EDOT repeating units can be used in supercapacitor applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Robert Reynolds, Michael R. Craig, Aubrey Lynn Dyer, Justin Adam Kerszulis
  • Patent number: 10294416
    Abstract: Yellow electrochromic polymers (ECPs) are prepared that display a yellow neutral state and a highly transmissive oxidized state. The ECPs are copolymers where a dyad of dioxyhetereocyclic repeating unis alternate with a monad of an aromatic repeating unit. An alternate yellow ECP has an oxidation potential of 450 mV or less and is an alternating copolymer of an acyclic dioxythiophene (AcDOT) or a propylene dioxythiophene (ProDOT) with an aromatic repeating unit that has an electron donating substituent. The yellow ECPs can be processed from solution for electrochromic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Adam Kerszulis, John Robert Reynolds, Aubrey Lynn Dyer
  • Patent number: 10100695
    Abstract: A dosing control system for an exhaust system of an engine includes: a tank containing a reductant solution having urea; an injector operable to inject the reductant solution into an exhaust flow upstream of an SCR apparatus; first and second NOx sensors disposed to sense NOx emissions in the exhaust flow upstream and downstream, respectively, of the SCR apparatus; and a control module. The control module is disposed in signal communication with the first and second NOx sensors and in operable communication with the injector, the control module being operable to set an original dosing level and decrease a dosing of the reductant solution injected by the injector based on a determination from signals received from the first and second NOx sensors that a reduction in a conversion efficiency of the SCR apparatus below a defined level of conversion efficiency has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Igor Anilovich, Jeffrey F. Loo, Janean E. Kowalkowski, Justin Adam Shetney
  • Patent number: 10090578
    Abstract: An external case is configured to attach to a wireless device that has an antenna and a case separate from the external case. The external case has a first case portion and a second case portion. The second case portion is moveably attached to the first case portion and is moveable between a first position corresponding to the external case being closed and a second position corresponding to the external case being open. Additionally, the second case portion has an antenna system. The antenna system is parasitically coupled to the antenna of the wireless device. The antenna system receives from and sends to free space when the wireless device is operational, when the external case is attached to the wireless device, and when the second case portion is in the first position and in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Penumbra Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Wolentarski, Nikhil Nilakantan, Karl Shields, Mike Farese, Ryan McCaughey, Justin Adams
  • Patent number: 9902804
    Abstract: An improved contrast electrochromic polymers(ECP), is a copolymer having donor sequences with a normal distribution of at least one solubilizing donor repeating unit selected from substituted propylenedioxythiophene units (ProDOT) and/or substituted acyclic dioxythiophene units (AcDOT) and a plurality of monodispersed trimer sequences consisting of an acceptor unit bonded between two ethylenedioxythiophene units (EDOT), two methylenedioxythiophene units (MDOT), or a fused DAD trimer, where the monodispersed trimer sequence separates two of the donor sequences. One useful monodispersed trimer sequence is EDOT-BTD-EDOT (EBE). The donor sequences can have ProDOT units bound to the monodispersed trimer sequence. The donor sequence can have ProDOT units alternating with AcDOT units. Useful ECPs can have the structure: Pro-Pro/EBE; Ac-Ac/EBE; or Pro-Ac x/EBE1?x where x is a fraction between 0.5 and 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Reynolds, Justin Adam Kerszulis
  • Patent number: 9797286
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment system includes an SCRF device, a reductant delivery system, and an SCR storage module. The SCRF device includes a filter portion having a washcoat formed thereon that defines a washcoat thickness (WCT). The reductant delivery system is configured to inject a reductant that reacts with the washcoat based on a reductant storage model. The SCR storage module is in electrical communication with the reductant delivery system to provide the reductant storage model the amount of reductant to be injected based on the reductant storage model. The exhaust treatment system further includes a WCT compensation module configured to electrically communicate a WCT compensation value to the SCR storage module. The SCR storage module modifies the reductant storage model according to the WCT compensation value such that the amount of ammonia that slips from the SCRF device is reduced thereby increasing a storage efficiency of the SCRF device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Larose, Jr., Christopher Whitt, Christopher C. Swoish, Justin Adam Shetney
  • Publication number: 20170267811
    Abstract: Copolymers including dioxythiophene repeating units and no acceptor units allow the formation of electrochromic polymers (ECPs) with vivid neutral state colors and very colorless oxidized states that can be switched rapidly. The dioxythiophene repeating units can included in sequences where all of one type of dioxythiophene is included exclusively as isolated dyads or triads within the copolymer, or the copolymer can be an alternating copolymer with propylenedioxythiophene units. Other non-acceptor units can be included in the copolymers. The copolymers are rendered organic solvent soluble by alkyl substituents on repeating units. The inclusion of sterically encumbered acyclic dioxythiophene (AcDOT) units promotes red color while unsubstituted ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) units promote blue colors, and their respective content can be manipulated to achieve a desired neutral state color. Soluble copolymers comprising at least 50% EDOT repeating units can be used in supercapacitor applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: John Robert Reynolds, Michael R. Craig, Aubrey Lynn Dyer, Justin Adam Kerszulis
  • Publication number: 20170267920
    Abstract: Yellow electrochromic polymers (ECPs) are prepared that display a yellow neutral state and a highly transmissive oxidized state. The ECPs are copolymers where a dyad of dioxyhetereocyclic repeating unis alternate with a monad of an aromatic repeating unit. An alternate yellow ECP has an oxidation potential of 450 mV or less and is an alternating copolymer of an acyclic dioxythiophene (AcDOT) or a propylene dioxythiophene (ProDOT) with an aromatic repeating unit that has an electron donating substituent. The yellow ECPs can be processed from solution for electrochromic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Justin Adam Kerszulis, John Robert Reynolds, Aubrey Lynn Dyer
  • Publication number: 20170047635
    Abstract: An external case is configured to attach to a wireless device that has an antenna and a case separate from the external case. The external case has a first case portion and a second case portion. The second case portion is moveably attached to the first case portion and is moveable between a first position corresponding to the external case being closed and a second position corresponding to the external case being open. Additionally, the second case portion has an antenna system. The antenna system is parasitically coupled to the antenna of the wireless device. The antenna system receives from and sends to free space when the wireless device is operational, when the external case is attached to the wireless device, and when the second case portion is in the first position and in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Antenna79, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Wolentarski, Nikhil Nilakantan, Karl Shields, Mike Farese, Ryan McCaughey, Justin Adams
  • Patent number: 9476341
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment system configured to treat exhaust gas generated by an internal combustion engine includes a reductant delivery system that injects a reductant solution into an exhaust gas. A selective catalyst reduction (SCR) device reacts with the reductant solution to reduce NOx from the exhaust gas. A control module is in electrical communication with the SCR device and the reductant delivery system. The control module determines at least one of an injection status of the reduction delivery system and a performance of the SCR device. The control module further determines at least one debounce time for delaying diagnosis of a NOx sensor based on at least one of the injection status and the performance of the SCR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Whitt, Justin Adam Shetney
  • Publication number: 20160244553
    Abstract: An improved contrast electrochromic polymers(ECP), is a copolymer having donor sequences with a normal distribution of at least one solubilizing donor repeating unit selected from substituted propylenedioxythiophene units (ProDOT) and/or substituted acyclic dioxythiophene units (AcDOT) and a plurality of monodispersed trimer sequences consisting of an acceptor unit bonded between two ethylenedioxythiophene units (EDOT), two methylenedioxythiophene units (MDOT), or a fused DAD trimer, where the monodispersed trimer sequence separates two of the donor sequences. One useful monodispersed trimer sequence is EDOT-BTD-EDOT (EBE). The donor sequences can have ProDOT units bound to the monodispersed trimer sequence. The donor sequence can have ProDOT units alternating with AcDOT units. Useful ECPs can have the structure: Pro-Pro/EBE; Ac-Ac/EBE; or Pro-Acx/EBE1?x where x is a fraction between 0.5 and 0.9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: John R. Reynolds, Justin Adam Kerszulis
  • Patent number: 9309797
    Abstract: An engine assembly includes an exhaust system having a first SCR catalyst, a second SCR catalyst in fluid communication with the first SCR catalyst, and an injector configured to inject reductant into the exhaust system. A controller is configured to estimate a first amount of ammonia stored in the first SCR catalyst and to estimate a second amount of ammonia stored in the second SCR catalyst. The controller is operatively connected to the injector and configured to control the amount of reductant injected by the injector. The controller controls the injector based on the first amount, the second amount, and a temperature of a substrate disposed in the second SCR catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Min Sun, Justin Adam Shetney, Amr Radwan
  • Publication number: 20160024988
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment system configured to treat exhaust gas generated by an internal combustion engine includes a reductant delivery system that injects a reductant solution into an exhaust gas. A selective catalyst reduction (SCR) device reacts with the reductant solution to reduce NOx from the exhaust gas. A control module is in electrical communication with the SCR device and the reductant delivery system. The control module determines at least one of an injection status of the reduction delivery system and a performance of the SCR device. The control module further determines at least one debounce time for delaying diagnosis of a NOx sensor based on at least one of the injection status and the performance of the SCR device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Whitt, Justin Adam Shetney
  • Patent number: 9211096
    Abstract: A clinical decision support system for patient treatment that incorporates patient data to display information in readily identifiable icons for vital organs and medical systems, and in a useable, real-time, updated fashion that extracts data from the medical history, the current medical management, the current physiologic monitors, and associated medical systems to produce warnings and alerts to enable caregivers to be made aware of physiologic systems at risk. These data are not only presented, but also use real-time queries and calculations to enable caregivers to have the types of data that would traditionally assist them in patient care but only be available by reviewing the medical literature and/or doing retrospective individual calculations while providing patient care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
    Inventors: Kevin K. Tremper, Justin Adams