Patents by Inventor Nathan Craig

Nathan Craig 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: 20210104752
    Abstract: A proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The PEMFC includes a catalyst support material formed of a metal material reactive with H3O+, HF and/or SO? to form reaction products in which the metal material accounts for a stable molar percentage of the reaction products. The PEMFC further includes a catalyst supported on the catalyst support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Patent number: 10961563
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a nanoscale topography system for inducing unfolding of a DNA molecule for sequencing includes providing a substrate and creating trench walls on the substrate which define a trench therebetween. The method further includes depositing a layer of a block copolymer (BCP) in the trench and forming cylindrical domains by self-assembly of the BCP between the trench walls, removing a first portion of the cylindrical domains to create a vacant region in the trench, and depositing a subsequent layer of the BCP in the vacant region and forming spherical domains by self-assembly of the BCP between the trench walls adjacent a second portion of the cylindrical domains. The spherical domains form staggered post structures for unfolding the DNA molecule and the cylindrical domains form parallel channel structures for entry of the DNA molecule for sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Karim Gadelrab, Giovanna Bucci, Nathan Craig, Christopher Johnson, Nadezda Fomina, Young Shik Shin
  • Patent number: 10947787
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing a diameter of a wellbore. The underreamer may include a body having an axial bore extending at least partially therethrough. An electromagnetic activation system may be disposed at least partially within the bore of the body. A valve may be disposed within the bore of the body and coupled to the electromagnetic activation system. The valve may include a mobile element and a static element. The mobile element may be coupled to the electromagnetic activation system and move from a first position where the mobile element obstructs fluid flow through the valve to a second position where the mobile element permits fluid flow through the valve. A cutter block may be movably coupled to the body and move radially-outward as the mobile element moves from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Fuller, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jordan D. Englund, Jacques Orban, R. Craig Boswell
  • Publication number: 20210061447
    Abstract: A movable ballast system for an aircraft includes first and second ballast docks secured to the aircraft. The first ballast dock includes a first housing and a first ballast tray secured within the first housing. The first ballast tray includes a plurality of channels. The second ballast dock is positioned aft of a CG of the aircraft and includes a second housing and a second ballast tray secured within the second housing. The second ballast tray includes a plurality of channels. The movable ballast system includes a plurality of movable ballasts, each movable ballast of the plurality of movable ballasts being configured to fit within at least one channel of each of the plurality of channels of the first and second ballast trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Derek William HEARD, Richard Theodore PERRYMAN, Nathan Craig CLARK, Joshua Andrew EMRICH, Yann LAVALLEE, Ralph Michael GANNARELLI
  • Publication number: 20210064061
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a center of gravity (CG) of an aircraft includes: inputting at least one load parameter into a flight computer, determining, via a processer of the flight computer, the CG of the aircraft. Responsive to a determination by the processor that the CG is outside of a CG envelope, moving at least a first movable ballast of a plurality of movable ballasts from a first ballast dock to a second ballast dock to move the CG toward the CG envelope. Each of the first and second ballast docks may include a housing and a first ballast tray secured within the housing and comprising a plurality of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Derek William HEARD, Richard Theodore PERRYMAN, Nathan Craig CLARK, Joshua Andrew EMRICH, Yann LAVALLEE, Ralph Michael GANNARELLI
  • Publication number: 20210061448
    Abstract: A movable ballast system for an aircraft includes first and second ballast docks secured to the aircraft. The first ballast dock includes a first housing and a first ballast tray and a first stop plate secured within the first housing. The first ballast tray includes a plurality of channels. The second ballast dock is positioned aft of a CG of the aircraft and includes a second housing and a second ballast tray and a second stop plate secured within the second housing. The second ballast tray includes a plurality of channels. The movable ballast system includes a plurality of movable ballasts, each movable ballast of the plurality of movable ballasts being configured to fit within at least one channel of each of the plurality of channels of the first and second ballast trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Derek William HEARD, Richard Theodore PERRYMAN, Nathan Craig CLARK, Joshua Andrew EMRICH, Yann LAVALLEE, Ralph Michael GANNARELLI
  • Publication number: 20210057760
    Abstract: A fuel cell first and second electrode catalyst layers and a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) situated therebetween. A graphene-based material coated onto a first and/or second surface of the first and/or second electrode catalyst layers. The graphene-based material has a number of defects including a number of quad-vacancy (QV) defects formed by a vacancy of four adjacent carbon atoms in the graphene-based material. The number of QV defects are configured to mitigate dissolution of the first and/or second catalyst materials through the first and/or second surface of the first and/or second electrode catalyst layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Yelena GORLIN, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Patent number: 10923765
    Abstract: A method of decontaminating a lithium conducting ceramic oxide material. The method includes soaking the lithium conducting ceramic oxide material having a first thickness of surface contaminants in a first organic solvent containing an inorganic salt at an inorganic salt concentration to obtain a soaked lithium conducting ceramic oxide material. The method further includes rinsing the soaked lithium conducting ceramic oxide material in a second organic solvent to obtain a decontaminated lithium conducting ceramic oxide material having a second thickness of surface contaminants less than the first thickness of surface contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Saravanan Kuppan, Katherine Harry, Michael Metzger, Nathan Craig, Jake Christensen
  • Publication number: 20210044593
    Abstract: A method and system of rendering security events in execution of a software application in a communication network. The method comprises receiving, at a memory of the server computing device, a waiver parameter specification identifying at least one waiver parameter in association with at least one recipient client device of the plurality of client computing devices, the at least one waiver parameter based at least in part on an expected security event in the software application execution; during concurrent execution, in a processor of the server computing device, of object code of the software application, generating at least one waiver task automaton that monitors for the at least one waiver parameter; and generating, based on the monitoring, at a client interface of the at least one recipient communication device, a waiver notification interface in accordance with concurrent execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Canada, Jerry Allen Craig, II, Kathrine Dass, Raja Krishnamurthy, David Anthony Rigsby, Richard Nathan Toney, Stephen J. Veneruso
  • Publication number: 20210039970
    Abstract: A desalination battery includes a working intercalation electrode in a first compartment, a counter intercalation electrode in a second compartment, both compartments including saline water solution with an elevated concentration of dissolved salts, an ion exchange membrane arranged between the compartments, a voltage source arranged to supply voltage to the electrodes, and a sacrificial compound configured to neutralize charge within the first compartment at a predetermined voltage while being consumed by oxidation or reduction reactions upon an activation of the working electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael METZGER, Soo KIM, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Christina JOHNSTON, Nathan CRAIG, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Patent number: 10913559
    Abstract: An automated method and system for stacking and loading wrapped facemasks into a carton in a facemask production line include conveying individual wrapped facemasks to a delivery location adjacent to a rotary wheel, the rotary wheel conveyor having individual pick-up devices spaced around a circumference thereof. Each wrapped facemask is picked-up with a respective pick-up device on the rotary wheel conveyor and transported to a first carton staging area at a first location on the circumference of the rotary wheel. At the first staging area, the facemasks are released from the rotary wheel conveyor and deposited into a carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Y. Houde, David Lamar Harrington, Mark Thomas Pamperin, Nathan Craig Harris, Joseph P. Weber
  • Publication number: 20210034752
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamic testing and diagnostic assessment of security vulnerability of cloud-based enterprise software applications. The method comprises directing, to a software program under execution, a series of attack vectors; diagnosing a set of results associated with the software execution as comprising one of a security vulnerability and not a security vulnerability, the set of results produced based at least in part on the attack vectors; and assessing a dynamic security vulnerability score for the software program based at least in part on the diagnosing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Canada, Jerry Allen Craig, II, Kathrine Dass, Raja Krishnamurthy, Dipanjan Nag, Eugene Noble, David Anthony Rigsby, Richard Nathan Toney, Stephen J. Veneruso
  • Publication number: 20210034753
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing AI based neural networks for data analytics in dynamic testing of security vulnerability of cloud-based enterprise software applications. The method comprises directing, to a software program under execution, a series of attack vectors; diagnosing an at least a first set of results associated with the software program under execution as comprising one of a security vulnerability and not a security vulnerability, the at least a first set of results produced based at least in part on the attack vectors; and training a machine learning neural network classifier in accordance with a supervised classification that identifies false positive vulnerability defects of the at least a first set of results to produce a trained classifier, the neural network classifier including an input and an output layers connected via at least one intermediate layer that is configured in accordance with an initial matrix of weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Canada, Jerry Allen Craig, II, Kathrine Dass, Raja Krishnamurthy, David Anthony Rigsby, Richard Nathan Toney, Stephen J. Veneruso
  • Publication number: 20210036335
    Abstract: Corrosion-resistant oxide films for use with proton exchange membrane fuel cells are described. Bipolar plates of proton exchange membrane fuel cells are subject to highly-acidic environments that can degrade the bulk material and associated properties of the bipolar plate leading to reduced proton exchange membrane fuel cell lifetimes. Materials, structures, and techniques for increasing the corrosion resistance of bipolar plates are disclosed. Such materials include substrates having a surface portion, which includes an Fe2O3 oxide layer having (110), (012), or (100) Fe2O3 surface facets configured to impart corrosion-resistance properties to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Mordechai Kornbluth, Jonathan Mailoa, Georgy Samsonidze, Lei Cheng, Sondra Hellstrom, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Publication number: 20210011743
    Abstract: A method and system of instantiating a user interface (UI) notification. The method comprises accessing a persona configuration, the persona configuration specified at least in part based on one or more script agents, the script agents including script code arranged in accordance with an execution state flow associated with execution of a software program; executing, in one or more processors of a server device, object code of the software program in accordance with the execution state flow in conjunction with the one or more script agents to generate a set of resultant parameters; and transmitting, to a UI display of a display device that is authorized in association with the persona configuration, information instantiated based on at least a subset of the resultant parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Canada, Jerry Allen Craig, II, Kathrine Dass, Raja Krishnamurthy, David Anthony Rigsby, Richard Nathan Toney
  • Patent number: 10882715
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for splicing a reserve nose wire to a running nose wire in a facemask production line. Prior to depletion of the running nose wire, a reserve nose wire is brought up to a transport speed in a conveying direction of the running nose wire. At or near a zero relative speed between the running nose wire and the reserve nose wire, a leading end of the reserve nose wire is introduced onto the running nose wire, and the two wires are spliced together. The running nose wire is then cut upstream of the splice location such that the reserve nose wire becomes a new running nose wire in the production line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Pamperin, Nathan Craig Harris, Joseph P. Weber, Ajay Y. Houde, David Lamar Harrington
  • Publication number: 20200411885
    Abstract: A proton-exchange-membrane fuel cell bipolar plate includes a metal substrate having a bulk portion and a surface portion including an anticorrosive, conductive binary phosphide material having a formula (I): AxPy??(I), where A is an alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal, post-transition metal, or metalloid, x, y is each a number independently selected from 1 to 15, and the binary phosphide material is configured to impart anticorrosive and conductive properties to the metal substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Jonathan MAILOA, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG
  • Publication number: 20200399149
    Abstract: A desalination battery cell includes a first compartment separated by an anion exchange membrane from a second compartment, each of the first and second compartments configured to contain a saline water solution having a concentration of dissolved salts c1 and having first and second intercalation host electrodes, respectively, arranged to be in fluid communication with the solution, a voltage source configured to supply electric current to the first and second intercalation host electrodes to release cations into the solution, and a controller programmed to adjust an amount of the electric current being supplied to change direction of anions, present in the solution, passing through the anion exchange membrane between the first and second compartments such that the first and second compartments alternately collect and disperse salt from the solution and the first and second compartments release desalinated water solution having a concentration c2 of dissolved salts and a brine solution having a concentration
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Michael METZGER, Jonathan MAILOA, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Saravanan KUPPAN, Sondra HELLSTROM, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG, Jake CHRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200401701
    Abstract: A method and system for security vulnerability diagnostic assessment of an enterprise software application. The method comprises receiving, at a security assessing server, a set of technical attributes of the software application; receiving a set of execution context attributes of the software application; and determining a security vulnerability diagnostic score for the software application based at least in part on the set of technical attributes and the set of execution context attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Canada, Jerry Allen Craig, II, Kathrine Dass, Raja Krishnamurthy, David Anthony Rigsby, Richard Nathan Toney
  • Publication number: 20200378004
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating to a flow field plate of a fuel cell. The method includes applying a solution including a metal-containing precursor and a solvent to at least a portion of a surface of a flow field plate, and evaporating the solvent to form a coating on the at least the portion of the surface of the flow field plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Soo KIM, Mordechai KORNBLUTH, Jonathan MAILOA, Lei CHENG, Georgy SAMSONIDZE, Boris KOZINSKY, Nathan CRAIG