Patents by Inventor Nicolas A. Lee

Nicolas A. Lee 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: 20190368039
    Abstract: Disclosed are Group 6 transition metal-containing thin film forming precursors to deposit Group 6 transition metal-containing films on one or more substrates via vapor deposition processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rocio ARTEAGA, Raphael ROCHAT, Antonio SANCHEZ, Jean-Marc GIRARD, Nicolas BLASCO, Santiago MARQUES-GONZALEZ, Clément LANSALOT-MATRAS, Jooho LEE, Zhiwen WAN
  • Publication number: 20190320249
    Abstract: Techniques for using planar photonic switch fabrics with reduced waveguide crossings are described. In one embodiment, a system is provided that comprises a memory that stores computer-executable components and a processor that executes computer-executable components stored in the memory. In one implementation, the computer-executable components comprise an arrangement component that arranges a first planar switch fabric topology. The computer-executable components further comprise a transformation component that interleaves a plurality of inputs of the first planar switch fabric topology and a plurality of outputs of the first planar switch fabric topology to form a second planar switch fabric topology, the second planar switch fabric topology having a lower number of waveguide crossings than the first planar switch fabric topology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Benjamin Lee
  • Publication number: 20190316485
    Abstract: A blade outer air seal (BOAS) for a gas turbine engine according to one disclosed non-limiting embodiment of the present disclosure includes a seal body having a radially inner face and a radially outer face that axially extend between a leading edge portion and a trailing edge portion; and a multitude of cooling fins disposed around the radially outer face of the seal body, at least one of the multitude of cooling fins having at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Lee Hart, Brian Levy, Luis Miguel Ayalde, Jose R. Paulino, Patrick Scheelk, Nicolas Bueno
  • Patent number: 10397671
    Abstract: Techniques for using planar photonic switch fabrics with reduced waveguide crossings are described. In one embodiment, a system is provided that comprises a memory that stores computer-executable components and a processor that executes computer-executable components stored in the memory. In one implementation, the computer-executable components comprise an arrangement component that arranges a first planar switch fabric topology. The computer-executable components further comprise a transformation component that interleaves a plurality of inputs of the first planar switch fabric topology and a plurality of outputs of the first planar switch fabric topology to form a second planar switch fabric topology, the second planar switch fabric topology having a lower number of waveguide crossings than the first planar switch fabric topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Benjamin Lee
  • Patent number: 10340698
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom, and/or compactible structures and deployment mechanisms used to form and deploy such satellite modules and power generation tiles associated therewith are provided. Each satellite module and/or power generation tile may be formed of a compactable structure and deployment mechanism capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station and reliably deploy it once in orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sergio Pellegrino, Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Manan Arya, Nicolas Lee, Melanie Delapierre
  • Publication number: 20190182568
    Abstract: Techniques for using planar photonic switch fabrics with reduced waveguide crossings are described. In one embodiment, a system is provided that comprises a memory that stores computer-executable components and a processor that executes computer-executable components stored in the memory. In one implementation, the computer-executable components comprise an arrangement component that arranges a first planar switch fabric topology. The computer-executable components further comprise a transformation component that interleaves a plurality of inputs of the first planar switch fabric topology and a plurality of outputs of the first planar switch fabric topology to form a second planar switch fabric topology, the second planar switch fabric topology having a lower number of waveguide crossings than the first planar switch fabric topology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupuis, Benjamin Lee
  • Publication number: 20190167714
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions configured to be provided in a flowable, liquid form but that are configured to transition to a solid or semi-solid gel based upon a change in pH. The change in pH can arise from one or more materials utilized in the composition itself or based upon encountering an environment with a significantly different pH. The compositions are particularly suited for use as a teat sealant in non-human mammals, particularly cattle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christina Lee Brown, ALEXANDRE THERRIEN, NICOLAS COTTENYE, OSCAR SUAREZ
  • Publication number: 20190161377
    Abstract: A method of melting glass and glass-ceramics that includes the steps: conveying a batch of raw materials into a submerged combustion melting apparatus, the melting apparatus having liquid-cooled walls and a floor; directing a flame into the batch of raw materials and the melted batch with sufficient energy to form the raw materials into the melted batch; and heating a delivery orifice assembly in the floor of the submerged melting apparatus to convey the melted batch through the orifice assembly into a containment vessel. The melted batch has a glass or glass-ceramic composition that is substantially reactive to a refractory material comprising one or more of silica, zirconia, alumina, platinum and platinum alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Nicolas LeBlond, David John McEnroe, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Rand Alan Murnane, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Patent number: 10291030
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom, and/or compactible structures and deployment mechanisms used to form and deploy such satellite modules and power generation tiles associated therewith are provided. Each satellite module and/or power generation tile may be formed of a compactable structure and deployment mechanism capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station and reliably deploy it once in orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sergio Pellegrino, Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Manan Arya, Nicolas Lee, Melanie Delapierre
  • Patent number: 10144533
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom is provided. Each solar power station includes a plurality of satellite modules. The plurality of satellite modules each include a plurality of modular power generation tiles including a photovoltaic solar radiation collector, a power transmitter and associated control electronics. The power transmitters can be coordinated as a phased array and the power generated by the phased array is transmitted to one or more power receivers to achieve remote wireless power generation and delivery. Each satellite module may be formed of a compactable structure capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Sergio Pellegrino, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn, Jeffrey P. Bosco, Dennis Callahan, Emily C. Warmann, Manan Arya, Nicolas Lee, Melanie Delapierre
  • Publication number: 20170021947
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom, and/or compactible structures and deployment mechanisms used to form and deploy such satellite modules and power generation tiles associated therewith are provided. Each satellite module and/or power generation tile may be formed of a compactable structure and deployment mechanism capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station and reliably deploy it once in orbit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sergio Pellegrino, Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Manan Arya, Christophe Leclerc, Nicolas Lee
  • Publication number: 20160376037
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom, and/or compactible structures and deployment mechanisms used to form and deploy such satellite modules and power generation tiles associated therewith are provided. Each satellite module and/or power generation tile may be formed of a compactable structure and deployment mechanism capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station and reliably deploy it once in orbit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Sergio Pellegrino, Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Manan Arya, Nicolas Lee, Melanie Delapierre
  • Publication number: 20160380580
    Abstract: A space-based solar power station, a power generating satellite module and/or a method for collecting solar radiation and transmitting power generated using electrical current produced therefrom is provided. Each solar power station includes a plurality of satellite modules. The plurality of satellite modules each include a plurality of modular power generation tiles including a photovoltaic solar radiation collector, a power transmitter and associated control electronics. The power transmitters can be coordinated as a phased array and the power generated by the phased array is transmitted to one or more power receivers to achieve remote wireless power generation and delivery. Each satellite module may be formed of a compactable structure capable of reducing the payload area required to deliver the satellite module to an orbital formation within the space-based solar power station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Harry A. Atwater, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Sergio Pellegrino, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn, Jeffrey P. Bosco, Dennis Callahan, Emily C. Warmann, Manan Arya, Nicolas Lee, Melanie Delapierre
  • Patent number: 5757997
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprising a plug and a receptacle uses the spring force supplied by bowing of the plug fiber to maintain a continuous compressive load at the fiber joint located in a fiber-alignment groove. The plug has a holder for securing the plug fiber and a shroud which snaps onto the holder with the plug fiber extending generally straight inside the shroud. The shroud has a slot providing access to the terminal portion of the plug fiber, and a sliding door which selectively covers the slot. The receptacle includes a housing and another fiber holder for securing the receptacle fiber, with a projection or finger attached to the receptacle fiber holder, the projection having the fiber-alignment groove. The finger is oriented within the receptacle housing such that, when the plug is inserted into the receptacle, the finger extends through the slot in the shroud at an oblique angle with respect to the plug axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Barbara L. Birrell, Victor J. Borer, Donald G. Doss, Gordon D. Henson, Scott A. Igl, Nicolas A. Lee