Patents by Inventor Mark R. Jolly

Mark R. Jolly 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: 20190199262
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for creating a prescribed vibration profile on a mechanical device comprising a sensor for measuring an operating condition of the mechanical device, a circular force generator for creating a controllable rotating force vector comprising a controllable force magnitude, a controllable force phase and a controllable force frequency, a controller in electronic communication with said sensor and said circular force generator, the controller operably controlling the controllable rotating force vector, wherein the difference between the measured operating condition and a desired operating condition is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Russell E. ALTIERI, Askari BADRE-ALAM, Jonathan M. OWENS, Anthony Gray HUNTER, Bradley N. JONES, Brian CARR, Ben HOLTON, Eric CADY
  • Patent number: 10293925
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for directional force weighting of an active vibration control system involve arranging a plurality of force generators in an array, identifying individual component forces corresponding to force outputs of each of the plurality of force generators, determining a combination of the individual component forces that will produce a desired total force vector, and adjusting the outputs of each of the plurality of force generators such that the combination of the individual component forces are at least substantially similar to the desired force vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jolly, Paul R. Black, Doug A. Swanson, Doug G. Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20190145201
    Abstract: Apparatus and vibratory separators having a base, a separator housing movably connected with the base, the separator housing including a top having an inlet chute, a bottom having a liquid discharge chute, a cylindrical sidewall defining an axial centerline and having a discharge spout, and at least one screen mounted within the separator housing. A vacuum system proximate the at least one screen may also be incorporated. The apparatus further includes at least one circular force generator (CFG) disposed on the separator housing, and at least one sensor positioned on the apparatus for measuring an operating function associated with and enabled by the vibration profile, and a controller in electronic communication with the sensor and with the at least one CFG. The difference between the measured operating function and the prescribed operating function is reduced. The apparatus may also include at least one CFG having a plurality of imbalanced masses which rotate in a plane parallel the axial centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley N. Jones, Brian Carr, Mark R. Jolly, Russ Altieri, Anthony Hunter
  • Patent number: 10167689
    Abstract: Apparatus having a base, a separator housing movably connected with the base, the separator housing including a top having an inlet chute, a bottom having a liquid discharge chute, a cylindrical sidewall defining an axial centerline and having a discharge spout, and at least one screen mounted within the separator housing. A vacuum system proximate the at least one screen may also be incorporated. The apparatus further includes at least one circular force generator (CFG) disposed on the separator housing, and at least one sensor positioned on the apparatus for measuring an operating function associated with and enabled by the vibration profile, and a controller in electronic communication with the sensor and with the at least one CFG. The difference between the measured operating function and the prescribed operating function is reduced. The apparatus may also include at least one CFG having a plurality of imbalanced masses which rotate in a plane parallel the axial centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley N. Jones, Brian Carr, Mark R. Jolly, Russ Altieri, Anthony Hunter
  • Patent number: 10046852
    Abstract: Hub-mounted active vibration control (HAVC) devices, systems, and related methods are provided. An HAVC device (100) includes a housing (206) having a tolerance ring (600) attached to a rotary hub (702). The tolerance ring can accommodate dissimilar coefficients of thermal expansion between dissimilar metals. The HAVC device can also include a plurality of coaxial ring motors (308A, 308B, 310A, 310B) configured to rotate a plurality of imbalance masses for controlling vibration. An HAVC system can further include a de-icing distributor (208) for communicating instructions to one or more heating sources (HS) provided at one or more rotary blades (802) of a vehicle or aircraft. A method of controlling vibratory loads occurring at a moving platform can include providing a moving platform, mounting a vibration control device to a portion of the moving platform, and rotating at least one pair of imbalance masses such that the combined forces of the masses substantially cancel unwanted vibration of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jolly, Russell E. Altieri, Wayne L. Winzenz, Warren F. Brannan, Paul R. Black, Doug A. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20180170532
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring and protection systems and methods are provided. System and methods utilize structural information and/or enhanced built in testing capabilities for detecting failure modes that may cause damage to a structure. Systems and methods herein may protect a structure by mitigating one or more incorrect forces. The structure may be an aircraft, a rotary wing aircraft, or any other physical structure subject to vibrations and receptive to canceling of those vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Paul BLACK, Douglas SWANSON, Douglas G. PEDERSEN, Mark R. JOLLY, Christopher TOWNSEND, Ian CASSIDY
  • Publication number: 20180093759
    Abstract: A rotary wing aircraft including a vehicle vibration control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Russell E. ALTERI, Askari BADRE-ALAM, Douglas E. IVERS, Douglas A. SWANSON, Daniel MELLINGER, Andrew D. MEYERS
  • Patent number: 9776712
    Abstract: A rotary wing aircraft including a vehicle vibration control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jolly, Russell E. Altieri, Askari Badre-Alam, Douglas E. Ivers, Doug A. Swanson, Daniel Mellinger, Andrew D. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9752942
    Abstract: A non-contacting torquemeter capable of measuring torque in a rotating shaft with improved accuracy in the presence of relative motion between a rotating shaft and a transducer assembly is provided. The non-contacting torquemeter has improved robustness and reliability, and is able to self-calibrate. The non-contacting torquemeter is able to provide accurate torque measurements using a single transducer assembly positioned at a single azimuthal position on a rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jolly, Russell E. Altieri, Charles J. Allred, Michael Hamel, Stephen C. Southward
  • Publication number: 20170159709
    Abstract: Motion control bearings and methods making such with the capability to monitor properties therein is provided. Devices and methods for creating and using motion control bearings for rotary wing aircraft in particular are disclosed using wireless communication and monitoring of multiple load, motion and health related information items related to the bearing and blade at the wing hub. Static and dynamic blade orientation provides additional information on flight regime, thrust vectors, and gross vehicle weight. Power is provided using kinetic energy power harvesting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Charles J. ALLRED, Marshall W. DOWNING, Zachary FUHRER, Mark R. JOLLY, Matthew A. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20160325828
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for a hub-based active vibration control (AVC) design includes at least one pair of co-rotating motorized imbalanced rotors that create a controllable rotating force vector that can be controlled to cancel hub loads on a rotating hub. This control is achievable using a configuration in which each rotor has an axis of rotation that is offset from the hub axis of rotation. In this way, in a loss of operation failure mode, the system is designed such that centrifugal forces will cause the masses to spin to an orientation of low static imbalance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Daniel KAKALEY, Gregory FRICKE
  • Patent number: 9475095
    Abstract: A method of controlling the vibration of a vibratory separator, the method including providing a vibratory separator having a frame and a plurality of force generators coupled to the frame and a control unit operatively connected to each of the plurality of force generators, and independently controlling each of the plurality of force generators. Independently controlling each of the plurality of force generators controls a motion profile of the vibratory separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley Jones, Benjamin Lanning Holton, Eric Cady, Mark R. Jolly, Jonathan M. Owens, Askari Badre-Alam
  • Publication number: 20160281447
    Abstract: Apparatus having a base, a separator housing movably connected with the base, the separator housing including a top having an inlet chute, a bottom having a liquid discharge chute, a cylindrical sidewall defining an axial centerline and having a discharge spout, and at least one screen mounted within the separator housing. A vacuum system proximate the at least one screen may also be incorporated. The apparatus further includes at least one circular force generator (CFG) disposed on the separator housing, and at least one sensor positioned on the apparatus for measuring an operating function associated with and enabled by the vibration profile, and a controller in electronic communication with the sensor and with the at least one CFG. The difference between the measured operating function and the prescribed operating function is reduced. The apparatus may also include at least one CFG having a plurality of imbalanced masses which rotate in a plane parallel the axial centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Bradley N. Jones, Brian Carr, Mark R. Jolly, Russ Altieri, Anthony Hunter
  • Publication number: 20160236773
    Abstract: Vibration control systems, devices, and methods are provided for a rotary wing aircraft having a rotor including a plurality of blades (20) each attached to a hub (10) at its root end and capable of pitching with respect to the hub (10). The systems, devices, and methods include a blade pitch adjuster (100) that is passively adjustable in response to aerodynamic loading on the plurality of blades (20) to adjust a pitch of one of the plurality of blades (20) with respect to the hub (10) based on a frequency of the aerodynamic loading. The blade pitch adjusters (100) can be configured to exhibit relatively high stiffness at the rotor rotating frequency and tailored dynamics at frequencies higher than the rotor rotating frequency such that hub loads at one or more higher harmonics are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Lane R. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20160195161
    Abstract: Circular force generator (CFG) devices, systems, and methods are disclosed having indirectly driven imbalanced rotors for generating vibrations and/or imparting vibration control. A CFG device (10) includes a first set of imbalanced rotors (12) disposed about a center point and a second set of imbalanced rotors (12) disposed about the center point. The first set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously. The second set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously. The first and second sets of imbalanced rotors are configured to create a controllable rotating force vector having a controllable magnitude and phase about the center point. A CFG system includes a controller and one or more CFG devices configured to receive control commands from the controller. A method of generating a force via a CFG device includes receiving a force command and generating a force in response to receiving the force command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony G. HUNTER, Russell E. ALTIERI, Warren F. BRANNAN, Mark R. JOLLY
  • Publication number: 20160123821
    Abstract: A non-contacting torquemeter capable of measuring torque in a rotating shaft with improved accuracy in the presence of relative motion between a rotating shaft and a transducer assembly is provided. The non-contacting torquemeter has improved robustness and reliability, and is able to self-calibrate. The non-contacting torquemeter is able to provide accurate torque measurements using a single transducer assembly positioned at a single azimuthal position on a rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Russell E. ALTIERI, Charles J. ALLRED, Michael HAMEL, Stephen C. SOUTHWARD
  • Publication number: 20160053557
    Abstract: A torsional isolator (200, 300, 400) designed to reduce vibrations and shock experienced by electronics used during directional drilling is disclosed. The torsional isolator allows the drillstring electronics to oscillate at a slower rotational velocity than the data acquisition rate of associated sensors, such that the sensors record an average value of the azimuth heading thereby allowing for a higher accuracy measurement of the azimuth heading. The sample rate of the sensors is such that the sensors maximum error is reduced by the torsional isolator, as the output angular displacements are lower than the input angular displacements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Gerald P. WHITEFORD, Keith R. PTAK, Mark R. JOLLY, Gregg CUNE
  • Publication number: 20160046367
    Abstract: A rotary wing aircraft including a vehicle vibration control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Russell E. ALTIERI, Askari BADRE-ALAM, Douglas E. IVERS, Doug A. SWANSON, Daniel MELLINGER, Andrew D. MEYERS
  • Publication number: 20150370266
    Abstract: Active noise and vibration control (ANVC) systems and methods are provided. The systems and methods include providing sensors configured to detect vibration of a structure and a controller in electrical communication with the sensors. The controller includes a hardware processor and a memory element configured to process the vibration detected by the sensors, generate a force control command signal, and output the force control command signal via an interface. The systems and methods include provisions for at least one circular force generator (CFG) in electrical communication with the controller, the CFG is configured to execute the force control command signal output from the controller and produce a force that substantially cancels the vibration force. In some aspects, one or more CFGs control different vibration frequencies causing unwanted vibrations or acoustical tones. In some aspects, one or more CFG's control unwanted vibrations during some conditions and noise during other conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. NORRIS, Doug A. SWANSON, Mark R. JOLLY
  • Publication number: 20150353191
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for directional force weighting of an active vibration control system involve arranging a plurality of force generators in an array, identifying individual component forces corresponding to force outputs of each of the plurality of force generators, determining a combination of the individual component forces that will produce a desired total force vector, and adjusting the outputs of each of the plurality of force generators such that the combination of the individual component forces are at least substantially similar to the desired force vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Paul R. BLACK, Doug A. SWANSON, Doug G. PEDERSEN