Patents by Inventor Martin Payne

Martin Payne 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: 10408666
    Abstract: A fluid sensor system capable of sensing a fluid level or a volume of fluid held by a reservoir, such as a container or a tank. In one embodiment, the system may include a magnetic element in a flotation device that suspends the magnetic element in the fluid held by the reservoir, so that the magnetic element randomly floats in proximity to a top of the fluid surface. Two or more magnetic field sensors or magnetometers are associated with the reservoir in at least two different locations, spaced apart from one another. The system further includes a processor coupled to the sensors. The magnetic field sensors may sense the strength of the magnetic field around the magnetic element to generate signals that are sent to the processor. The processor may then determine the location of the magnetic element within the reservoir based on the signals. The determined location can be correlated to a volume of fluid within the tank which is output to another device and/or a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Medallion Instrumentation Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Payne, Philip J. VanderWall
  • Patent number: 10399183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multiple beam additive manufacturing use multiple beams of light (e.g., laser light) simultaneously to expose layers of powder material in selected regions until the powder material fuses to form voxels, which form build layers of a three-dimensional structure. The light may be generated from selected light sources and coupled into an array of optical fibers having output ends arranged in an optical head such that the multiple beams are directed by the optical head to different locations on each of the powder layers. The multiple beams may provide distributed exposures forming a distributed exposure pattern including beam spots that are spaced sufficiently to separate the fused regions formed by each exposure. The multiple beams may be moved using various techniques (e.g., by moving the optical head) and according to various scan patterns such that a plurality of multiple beam distributed exposures form each build layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Dallarosa, William O'Neill, David Squires, Martin Sparkes, Andrew Payne
  • Publication number: 20180222321
    Abstract: An interface panel or graphical gauge that can host applications from a mobile application platform and display content from the hosted applications on a display of the graphical gauge. The interface panel may include a native operating system supporting an interface application that generates interface graphical output fed by the native operating system to a graphics controller. The interface control system may be configured to support a guest system that generates guest graphical output fed to the graphics controller. The guest graphical output is representative of graphic information generated by the mobile application platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Payne, Michael J. Sims
  • Publication number: 20170102261
    Abstract: A fluid sensor system capable of sensing a fluid level or a volume of fluid held by a reservoir, such as a container or a tank. In one embodiment, the system may include a magnetic element in a flotation device that suspends the magnetic element in the fluid held by the reservoir, so that the magnetic element randomly floats in proximity to a top of the fluid surface. Two or more magnetic field sensors or magnetometers are associated with the reservoir in at least two different locations, spaced apart from one another. The system further includes a processor coupled to the sensors. The magnetic field sensors may sense the strength of the magnetic field around the magnetic element to generate signals that are sent to the processor. The processor may then determine the location of the magnetic element within the reservoir based on the signals. The determined location can be correlated to a volume of fluid within the tank which is output to another device and/or a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Payne, Philip J. VanderWall
  • Publication number: 20160211548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for preparing a gel electrolyte characterized in that the composition comprises: (1) at least one compound of formula (1), wherein each R1, R2 and R3 independently is a linear or branched alkenyl or alkynyl having 2 to 7 carbon atoms, R4 is a alkyl having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, hydroxyl, or R5COO—, wherein R5 is a linear or branched alkenyl or alkynyl having 2 to 7 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of 0, 1 or 2, and the content of compound of formula (1) is 0.01-10 wt %, preferably 0.1-8 wt % based on the total weight of the composition; (2) a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the content of the nonaqueous solvent is 60-99 wt %, preferably 80-98 wt % based on the total weight of the composition; (3) a lithium salt, wherein the concentration of the lithium salt in the non-aqueous solvent is 0.2-2.0 mol/L, preferably 0.8-1.5 mol/L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Lihua JIN, Xueshan HU, Martin PAYNE
  • Patent number: 9233744
    Abstract: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a profile storage module, a profile playback module, and a speed control module. The profile storage module stores an acceleration profile specifying a manner of accelerating a marine vessel. The profile playback module, in response to a play command received from a vessel operator, retrieves the acceleration profile and adjusts a desired engine speed based on the acceleration profile. The speed control module controls an engine speed of the marine vessel based on the desired engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, MEDALLION INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Clever, Kevin A. Cansiani, Martin Payne, Christopher A. Koches, Ronald E. Gaskins, Lance Norris
  • Patent number: 8989928
    Abstract: A system for a watercraft includes memory, a communications module, and a throttle control module. The memory includes a first mapping of measured accelerator position to desired throttle opening. The communications module selectively downloads a second mapping of the measured accelerator position to the desired throttle opening to the memory. The throttle control module generates the desired throttle opening based on the measured accelerator position and a selected one of the first and second mappings. A throttle actuator module opens a throttle valve based on the desired throttle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Clever, Kevin A. Cansiani, Ronald E. Gaskins, Martin Payne, Christopher A. Koches, Lance Norris
  • Publication number: 20120191277
    Abstract: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a profile storage module, a profile playback module, and a speed control module. The profile storage module stores an acceleration profile specifying a manner of accelerating a marine vessel. The profile playback module, in response to a play command received from a vessel operator, retrieves the acceleration profile and adjusts a desired engine speed based on the acceleration profile. The speed control module controls an engine speed of the marine vessel based on the desired engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Clever, Kevin A. Cansiani, Martin Payne, Christopher A. Koches, Ronald E. Gaskins, Lance Norris
  • Publication number: 20120191276
    Abstract: A system for a watercraft includes memory, a communications module, and a throttle control module. The memory includes a first mapping of measured accelerator position to desired throttle opening. The communications module selectively downloads a second mapping of the measured accelerator position to the desired throttle opening to the memory. The throttle control module generates the desired throttle opening based on the measured accelerator position and a selected one of the first and second mappings. A throttle actuator module opens a throttle valve based on the desired throttle opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Clever, Kevin A. Cansiani, Ronald E. Gaskins, Martin Payne, Christopher A. Koches, Lance Norris
  • Patent number: 7772376
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a desired chemical compound in a continuous reactor in which a part of the product stream exits the reactor and part of the product stream is recycled around the reactor in order to reduce the amount of buffer that would otherwise be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: David Martin Payne, Douglas John Edwin Spencer, John Heathcote Atherton, Zachary Richard Meadows
  • Publication number: 20090118478
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a desired chemical compound in a continuous reactor in which a part of the product stream exits the reactor and part of the product stream is recycled around the reactor in order to reduce the amount of buffer that would otherwise be required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: David Martin Payne, Douglas John Edwin Spencer, John Heathcote Atherton, Zachary Richard Meadows
  • Publication number: 20070231706
    Abstract: The use of at least two electrolyte salts in a lithium secondary battery provides improved battery performance such as long cycle life of high discharge capacity and high capacity retention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: FERRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wu Xu, Zhongyi Deng, Pascal Bolomey, Martin Payne
  • Publication number: 20070190418
    Abstract: Nanoscale ion storage materials are provided that exhibit unique properties measurably distinct from their larger scale counterparts. For example, the nanoscale materials can exhibit increased electronic conductivity, improved electromechanical stability, increased rate of intercalation, and/or an extended range of solid solution. Useful nanoscale materials include alkaline transition metal phosphates, such as LiMPO4, where M is one or more transition metals. The nanoscale ion storage materials are useful for producing devices such as high energy and high power storage batteries, battery-capacitor hybrid devices, and high rate electrochromic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Yet-Ming Chiang, Antoni Gozdz, Martin Payne
  • Publication number: 20070031732
    Abstract: Nanoscale ion storage materials are provided that exhibit unique properties measurably distinct from their larger scale counterparts. For example, the nanoscale materials can exhibit increased electronic conductivity, improved electromechanical stability, increased rate of intercalation, and/or an extended range of solid solution. Useful nanoscale materials include alkaline transition metal phosphates, such as LiMPO4, where M is one or more transition metals. The nanoscale ion storage materials are useful for producing devices such as high energy and high power storage batteries, battery-capacitor hybrid devices, and high rate electrochromic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: A123 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yet-Ming Chiang, Antoni Gozdz, Martin Payne
  • Publication number: 20060240322
    Abstract: The use of at least two electrolyte salts in a lithium secondary battery provides improved battery performance such as long cycle life of high discharge capacity and high capacity retention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Wu Xu, Zhongyi Deng, Pascal Bolomey, Martin Payne
  • Patent number: 4106187
    Abstract: A curved printed circuit board is made in accordance with a method which ensures accurate registration between printed circuit patterns carried by the two outer surfaces of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: The Marconi Company Limited
    Inventors: Brian Roger Smith, Charles Richard Jarvis, Stephen Martin Payne, Robert John Potts, Frank Wallis