Patents by Inventor Nicholas S. Bromer

Nicholas S. Bromer 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: 20200124276
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for a method and an adaptor for introducing electricity into a combustion chamber, for the purpose of electrical flame or combustion control. The adaptor may be placed between a conventional burner assembly and a conventional combustion chamber wall. The adaptor includes an aperture for admitting electricity into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF, NICHOLAS S. BROMER, ROBERT GEIGER, JACKSON MATTHEW PLEIS, DONALD KENDRICK, AARON SALZBRUN, CHRISTOPHER JAMES LEE
  • Patent number: 10458647
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for an adaptor for introducing electricity into a combustion chamber, for the purpose of electrical flame or combustion control. The adaptor may be placed between a conventional burner assembly and a conventional combustion chamber wall. The adaptor includes an aperture for admitting electricity into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wiklof, Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20180038588
    Abstract: A combustion system includes a fuel and oxidant source, a perforated flame holder, and a support structure that supports the perforated flame holder at a selected distance from the fuel and oxidant source. The fuel and oxidant source outputs fuel and oxidant onto the perforated flame holder. The perforated flame holder receives the fuel and oxidant and sustains a combustion reaction of the fuel and oxidant within the perforated flame holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: DOUGLAS W. KARKOW, JOSEPH COLANNINO, ROBERTO RUIZ, JESSE DUMAS, JAMES K. DANSIE, DONALD KENDRICK, NICHOLAS S. BROMER, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Patent number: 9823752
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide a gesture keyboard that can be utilized with a virtual display. In an example, the method includes receiving sensory information associated with an object in proximity to, or in contact with, an input device including receiving at least one level of interaction differentiation detected from at least three levels of interaction differentiation, interpreting a command from the sensory information as a function of the at least one level of interaction differentiation, and outputting an action indication based on the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 9597187
    Abstract: Technologies related to tumid implants and pumps are generally described. In some examples, a tumid implant device may comprise an enclosed sack membrane adapted to fit between bones in a joint. Articulation of the joint may cause a first layer of the membrane to move through a first boundary section into a second layer of the membrane, while the second layer moves through a second boundary section into the first layer. A working fluid may be disposed inside the sack membrane, and a reservoir may optionally be coupled to the membrane via a gate. The working fluid may be expelled from the sack membrane into the reservoir, and may re-enter the sack membrane from the reservoir in response to changes in pressure in the joint. The working fluid may be conducted into the reservoir or sack membrane by a pump, and several artery pump designs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 9597091
    Abstract: Technologies related to articulated bone drill and articulated bone tap apparatus are generally described. In some examples, articulated bone drills and taps may comprise bendable spines, movable bits, and flexible cylindrical tap or drill sleeves. The movable bit may be engaged at a distal end of the spine, and tensioning the spine and/or longitudinal displacement of at least one spine section with respect to at least one other spine section may be effective to steer the bit. The flexible cylindrical sleeve may be adapted to at least partially encase the spine, and the sleeve and the bit may be mechanically engaged so that rotation of the sleeve around the spine is effective to rotate the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20170075429
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide a gesture keyboard that can be utilized with a virtual display. In an example, the method includes receiving sensory information associated with an object in proximity to, or in contact with, an input device including receiving at least one level of interaction differentiation detected from at least three levels of interaction differentiation, interpreting a command from the sensory information as a function of the at least one level of interaction differentiation, and outputting an action indication based on the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 9547438
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide a gesture keyboard that can be utilized with a virtual display. In an example, the method includes receiving sensory information associated with an object in proximity to, or in contact with, an input device including receiving at least one level of interaction differentiation detected from at least three levels of interaction differentiation, interpreting a command from the sensory information as a function of the at least one level of interaction differentiation, and outputting an action indication based on the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 9547408
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, apparatuses, systems, programs, etc., to modify a user interface implemented in a communication network associated with a plurality of mobile devices. In one embodiment, a mobile device may sense a user's mood data that indicates a quantified frustration parameter based at least in part on interaction of a user with a user interface. The user interface may be updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20160238242
    Abstract: A combustion system includes a fuel and oxidant source, a perforated flame holder, and a support structure that supports the perforated flame holder at a selected distance from the fuel and oxidant source. The fuel and oxidant source outputs fuel and oxidant onto the perforated flame holder. The perforated flame holder receives the fuel and oxidant and sustains a combustion reaction of the fuel and oxidant within the perforated flame holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: DOUGLAS W. KARKOW, JOSEPH COLANNINO, ROBERTO RUIZ, JESSE DUMAS, JAMES K. DANSIE, DONALD KENDRICK, NICHOLAS S. BROMER, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20160047542
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for an adaptor for introducing electricity into a combustion chamber, for the purpose of electrical flame or combustion control. The adaptor may be placed between a conventional burner assembly and a conventional combustion chamber wall. The adaptor includes an aperture for admitting electricity into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF, NICHOLAS S. BROMER
  • Publication number: 20160003471
    Abstract: A furnace has a fuel and oxidant source to create a flow of combustible fuel and oxidant mixture, a perforated flame holder on which the flow impinges, and a support structure to support the perforated flame holder in a position where it at least partially contains combustion of the fuel and oxidant mixture. The support structure mechanically engages with the interior of the furnace to support the perforated flame holder, which may be movable within the furnace via a mechanism to optimize combustion or reduce NOx. The support may contain fluid coolant. The perforated flame holder may be moved into and out of a combustion region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: DOUGLAS W. KARKOW, JOSEPH COLANNINO, ROBERTO RUIZ, NICHOLAS S. BROMER, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20150351914
    Abstract: Technologies related to tumid implants and pumps are generally described. In some examples, a tumid implant device may comprise an enclosed sack membrane adapted to fit between bones in a joint. Articulation of the joint may cause a first layer of the membrane to move through a first boundary section into a second layer of the membrane, while the second layer moves through a second boundary section into the first layer. A working fluid may be disposed inside the sack membrane, and a reservoir may optionally be coupled to the membrane via a gate. The working fluid may be expelled from the sack membrane into the reservoir, and may re-enter the sack membrane from the reservoir in response to changes in pressure in the joint. The working fluid may be conducted into the reservoir or sack membrane by a pump, and several artery pump designs are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: NICHOLAS S. BROMER
  • Patent number: 9132015
    Abstract: Technologies related to tumid implants and pumps are generally described. In some examples, a tumid implant device may comprise an enclosed sack membrane adapted to fit between bones in a joint. Articulation of the joint may cause a first layer of the membrane to move through a first boundary section into a second layer of the membrane, while the second layer moves through a second boundary section into the first layer. A working fluid may be disposed inside the sack membrane, and a reservoir may optionally be coupled to the membrane via a gate. The working fluid may be expelled from the sack membrane into the reservoir, and may re-enter the sack membrane from the reservoir in response to changes in pressure in the joint. The working fluid may be conducted into the reservoir or sack membrane by a pump, and several artery pump designs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20140336653
    Abstract: Technologies related to articulated bone drill and articulated bone tap apparatus are generally described. In some examples, articulated bone drills and taps may comprise bendable spines, movable bits, and flexible cylindrical tap or drill sleeves. The movable bit may be engaged at a distal end of the spine, and tensioning the spine and/or longitudinal displacement of at least one spine section with respect to at least one other spine section may be effective to steer the bit. The flexible cylindrical sleeve may be adapted to at least partially encase the spine, and the sleeve and the bit may be mechanically engaged so that rotation of the sleeve around the spine is effective to rotate the bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 8797715
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a capacitor device that includes parallel nanotubes. Such a capacitor device may include two parallel electrodes, each of which includes an array of nanotubes that extends from the surface of the respective electrode towards the other electrode. The nanotubes can be substantially parallel to each other and substantially perpendicular to the electrode from which they extend. The space between the electrodes and the nanotubes can be filled with an electrolyte or dielectric material, for example, a solution of an electrolyte solute in a suitable solvent. Such a capacitor device can have high electrode surface area but can avoid pore effects, in comparison to high surface area porous electrodes which do not have interpenetrating electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20140128974
    Abstract: Technologies related to tumid implants and pumps are generally described. In some examples, a tumid implant device may comprise an enclosed sack membrane adapted to fit between bones in a joint. Articulation of the joint may cause a first layer of the membrane to move through a first boundary section into a second layer of the membrane, while the second layer moves through a second boundary section into the first layer. A working fluid may be disposed inside the sack membrane, and a reservoir may optionally be coupled to the membrane via a gate. The working fluid may be expelled from the sack membrane into the reservoir, and may re-enter the sack membrane from the reservoir in response to changes in pressure in the joint. The working fluid may be conducted into the reservoir or sack membrane by a pump, and several artery pump designs are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Patent number: 8671347
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and system to modify a user interface implemented in a communication network associated with a plurality of mobile devices. In one embodiment a mobile device associated with a communication network is configured to sense mood data that quantifies a frustration parameter based at least in part on interaction of a user with a user interface mode portion of a user interface and associates the mood data with mode data, wherein the mode data identifies the user interface mode operation of a user interface and transfers the mood data and the mode data to a mobile service provider portion of the communication network. Furthermore, the mobile service provide may transfer at least a portion of an updated user interface to one or more of the plurality of mobile devices based at least in part on the identification of the one or more user interface modes that are frustrating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20140059446
    Abstract: Implementations and techniques for quantifying frustration via a user interface are generally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer
  • Publication number: 20140016245
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a capacitor device that includes parallel nanotubes. Such a capacitor device may include two parallel electrodes, each of which includes an array of nanotubes that extends from the surface of the respective electrode towards the other electrode. The nanotubes can be substantially parallel to each other and substantially perpendicular to the electrode from which they extend. The space between the electrodes and the nanotubes can be filled with an electrolyte or dielectric material, for example, a solution of an electrolyte solute in a suitable solvent. Such a capacitor device can have high electrode surface area but can avoid pore effects, in comparison to high surface area porous electrodes which do not have interpenetrating electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Bromer