Patents by Inventor Michael A. Boss

Michael A. Boss 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: 20190383895
    Abstract: An MRI phantom having an MRI compatible temperature measurement device having an MRI compatible body containing an MRI compatible fluid, wherein the device senses accurate temperature measurement within an MR Scanner environment using image processing of the contrast in signal between the areas of the image around the device and the fluid contained within the body of the device. The MRI Phantom may further include an internal expansion bladder device accomodating internal changes in pressure within the phantom, wherein the internal expansion bladder device includes frames supporting a pair of spaced membranes defining a chamber filled with a compressible gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony P. Zuccolotto, John Dzikiy, Leroy K. Basler, Benjamin A. Rodack, Walter Schneider, Suhir K Pathak, Michael A. Boss
  • Patent number: 10082553
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) phantom includes an outer container that includes a first portion comprising a first wall; a second portion opposingly disposed to the first portion and sealingly engaged to the first portion, the second portion including a second wall; and an internal volume bounded by the first wall and the second wall, the internal volume being hollow and configured to receive a fluid; and a sample holder disposed in the internal volume of the outer container, wherein the MRI phantom is configured to maintain a constant temperature of the internal volume. A process for acquiring an MRI image includes providing an MRI; disposing a sample member in the sample holder; disposing a fluid in the MRI phantom; disposing the MRI phantom in an MRI device; achieving thermal equilibrium in the MRI phantom at a selected temperature; and subjecting the MRI phantom to MRI imaging at the selected temperature to acquire the MRI image of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Michael A. Boss
  • Patent number: 9810098
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The system includes a traverse actuator system and a pressure isolation system connected to the traverse actuator system. The pressure isolation system is configured to maintain a pressure resistant seal around a probe. A gimbal mount is connected to the pressure isolation system. The system is configured to move the probe into and out of the turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Patent number: 9708934
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine includes a traverse actuator system having a carriage configured to move a probe into and out of the turbomachine. The traverse actuator system has a track with a plurality of linearly arranged teeth. The track is configured for operation with the carriage. A motor is operably connected with the carriage and track, and the motor is configured to engage the plurality of linearly arranged teeth so that operation of the motor forces the carriage to move along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Patent number: 9683460
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The method includes the steps of, attaching a gimbal mount to the turbomachine, inserting a probe into the turbomachine through the gimbal mount, and adjusting a position of the probe via the gimbal mount. A removing step removes the probe from the turbomachine. An attaching step attaches a traverse actuator system to the gimbal mount. The traverse actuator system is connected to the gimbal mount through a pressure isolation system. A reinserting step is used to reinsert the probe back into the turbomachine. An inspecting step is used to inspect or test the turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Patent number: 9657597
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The system includes a pressure isolation system configured to maintain a pressure resistant seal around a probe. The pressure isolation system has a probe bearing located adjacent to a pressure seal. The probe bearing is configured to facilitate back and forth movement of the probe by reducing friction. A gimbal mount is connected to the pressure isolation system. The pressure isolation system has a valve seal located between the gimbal mount and the pressure seal. The valve seal is configured to isolate the pressure seal from the gimbal mount when the probe is not in the valve seal. The system is configured to move the probe into and out of the turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Patent number: 9531083
    Abstract: A group antenna has at least two transducers disposed offset from one another. A network is provided to supply the transducers. The network comprises coaxial cables running between a distributor and/or summation circuit and the access, connection, and/or supply points of the associated transducer. The network comprises at least two different types of coaxial cable characterized by different phase velocities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Gottl, Michael Boss
  • Publication number: 20160010506
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The system includes a pressure isolation system configured to maintain a pressure resistant seal around a probe. The pressure isolation system has a probe bearing located adjacent to a pressure seal. The probe bearing is configured to facilitate back and forth movement of the probe by reducing friction. A gimbal mount is connected to the pressure isolation system. The pressure isolation system has a valve seal located between the gimbal mount and the pressure seal. The valve seal is configured to isolate the pressure seal from the gimbal mount when the probe is not in the valve seal. The system is configured to move the probe into and out of the turbomachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Publication number: 20160010505
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The method includes the steps of, attaching a gimbal mount to the turbomachine, inserting a probe into the turbomachine through the gimbal mount, and adjusting a position of the probe via the gimbal mount. A removing step removes the probe from the turbomachine. An attaching step attaches a traverse actuator system to the gimbal mount. The traverse actuator system is connected to the gimbal mount through a pressure isolation system. A reinserting step is used to reinsert the probe back into the turbomachine. An inspecting step is used to inspect or test the turbomachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Publication number: 20160011080
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine includes a traverse actuator system having a carriage configured to move a probe into and out of the turbomachine. The traverse actuator system has a track with a plurality of linearly arranged teeth. The track is configured for operation with the carriage. A motor is operably connected with the carriage and track, and the motor is configured to engage the plurality of linearly arranged teeth so that operation of the motor forces the carriage to move along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Publication number: 20160011079
    Abstract: A system for inspecting a turbomachine is provided. The system includes a traverse actuator system and a pressure isolation system connected to the traverse actuator system. The pressure isolation system is configured to maintain a pressure resistant seal around a probe. A gimbal mount is connected to the pressure isolation system. The system is configured to move the probe into and out of the turbomachine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence James Moore, Fredrick Levi Fuller, Jason Michael Boss, Bernard Baran Zabek, Gerald Marco Geraci, Michael Richard Pomykai
  • Publication number: 20150323639
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) phantom includes an outer container that includes a first portion comprising a first wall; a second portion opposingly disposed to the first portion and sealingly engaged to the first portion, the second portion including a second wall; and an internal volume bounded by the first wall and the second wall, the internal volume being hollow and configured to receive a fluid; and a sample holder disposed in the internal volume of the outer container, wherein the MRI phantom is configured to maintain a constant temperature of the internal volume. A process for acquiring an MRI image includes providing an MRI; disposing a sample member in the sample holder; disposing a fluid in the MRI phantom; disposing the MRI phantom in an MRI device; achieving thermal equilibrium in the MRI phantom at a selected temperature; and subjecting the MRI phantom to MRI imaging at the selected temperature to acquire the MRI image of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: MICHAEL A. BOSS
  • Patent number: 9160062
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved method for operating a phase-controlled group antenna as well as an associated phase shifter assembly and a phase-controlled group antenna, characterized by, inter alia, the following features: the phase shifter assembly is designed such that at least one of the following two conditions is met: RN: R1?n+k ud/or PhN: Ph1?n+k, where RN is the largest radius, and R1 is the smallest radius of a conductor segment (11) relative to the phase shifter assembly (7), where k is a value of 0.2 and particularly 0.25, 0.30, or preferably 0.40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Goettl, Michael Boss
  • Patent number: 8457700
    Abstract: An improved GPS mast module is characterized by the following features: the GPS mast module may be connected in a HF main transmission line (7, 107) between a base station (BS) and an antenna assembly (ANT), in particularly a mobile radio installation, and the satellite signals from an internal or connectable GPS antenna (GPS-ANT) can be supplied by a directional coupler (23) to the HF main path (7, 107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Michael Boss, Roland Gabriel, Alexander Seeor
  • Publication number: 20120105299
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved method for operating a phase-controlled group antenna as well as an associated phase shifter assembly and a phase-controlled group antenna, characterized by, inter alia, the following features,: the phase shifter assembly is designed such that at least one of the following two conditions is met: RN: R1?n+k ud/or PhN: Ph1?n+k, where RN is the largest radius, and R1 is the smallest radius of a conductor segment (11) relative to the phase shifter assembly (7), where k is a value of 0.2 and particularly 0.25, 0.30, or preferably 0.40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Maximilian Goettl, Michael Boss
  • Publication number: 20120098726
    Abstract: A group antenna has at least two transducers disposed offset from one another. A network is provided to supply the transducers. The network comprises coaxial cables running between a distributor and/or summation circuit and the access, connection, and/or supply points of the associated transducer. The network comprises at least two different types of coaxial cable characterized by different phase velocities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Gottl, Michael Boss
  • Publication number: 20110237299
    Abstract: An improved GPS mast module is characterised by the following features: the GPS mast module may be connected in a HF main transmission line (7, 107) between a base station (BS) and an antenna assembly (ANT), in particularly a mobile radio installation, and the satellite signals from an internal or connectable GPS antenna (GPS-ANT) can be supplied by a directional coupler (23) to the HF main path (7, 107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Boss, Roland Gabriel, Alexander Seeor
  • Publication number: 20080308413
    Abstract: An apparatus for rinsing liquid medium is described, the apparatus is an electrochemical cell comprising an anode with a precious metal and at least one cathode made of a non-metallic support material in the form of fibre positioned to form a mesh or a felted mat. The support material of the cathode is treated with a metal. When the electrochemical cell is in function, compounds and/or particles of a liquid to treat are deposited on the mat(s) functioning as the cathodes. The cathodes are easily replaced e.g. when no more compounds can be deposited on the mat. Pure samples of metals can be obtained by burning away the support material of the cathodes. The electrochemical cell is especially suitable to treat water including process water, waste water, and ground water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Recometa ApS
    Inventor: Michael Boss
  • Patent number: 7427966
    Abstract: A dual polarized antenna with at least one dual polarized radiator device comprises a reflector (3) and longitudinal or transverse webs (9, 11) provided at least on its longitudinal side and/or on its transverse side. The improvement is distinguished by the following features: at least one longitudinal web (9) and/or at least two longitudinal webs (9) provided with respect to the radiator device (1, 1?) located in between and/or at least one transverse web (11) and/or at least two transverse webs (11) provided with respect to the radiator device (1, 1?) located in between are positionally changeable directly or at least indirectly by pivoting and/or bending and/or deforming and curving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Michael Boss, Maximilian Gottl, Norbert Kreuzer, Jörg Langenberg, Jürgen Rumold
  • Patent number: 7358924
    Abstract: An antenna feed network is provided with a capacitive coupling device via which a capacitive connection exists to a coupled line. The coupled line section is firmly connected to the downstream appliance or antenna element, or is part of the appliance or antenna element, in the region of the capacitive coupling device. The feed network has a first coupling section and the coupled line has a second coupling section. The two coupling sections are fixed with respect to one another by means of a bracket and/or holding device in a relative position such that relative movement between the two coupling surfaces can take place parallel to the coupling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Michael Boss, Stefan Hirnböck, Maximilian Göttl, Johann Obermaier