Patents by Inventor Otto Gregory

Otto Gregory 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: 11586872
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Publication number: 20210357721
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Patent number: 11080584
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Publication number: 20200293850
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Patent number: 10690551
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention relates to a device that can be applied to the surface of a ceramic matrix composites (CMC) in such a way that the CMC itself will contribute to the extraordinarily large thermoelectric power. The present invention obtains greater resolution of temperature measurements, which can be obtained at exceedingly high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John Rhoat, Kevin Rivera, Tommy Muth
  • Patent number: 10635963
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Publication number: 20190244071
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Patent number: 10371588
    Abstract: Strain gages for use with ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), and methods of manufacture therefore. The strain gages use the CMC as a strain element. For semiconductor CMCs, for example SiC fiber-reinforced SiC CMC, their large gage factor enables high sensitivity, high accuracy strain measurements at high temperatures. By using a single elemental metal such as platinum, or another high temperature conductive material, the strain gages can operate at temperatures over 1600° C. The conductive material is preferably deposited on a dielectric or insulating layer, and contacts the CMC substrate through openings in that layer. The materials can be deposited using thin film vacuum techniques or thick film techniques such as pastes or inks. The strain gages can be configured to measure only the mechanical strain independent of the apparent or thermal strain. The strain gages can be incorporated into a bulk CMC structure during layup, and can optionally measure the strain of only desired fiber weave orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John T. Rhoat, Kevin Rivera
  • Publication number: 20180003576
    Abstract: Strain gages for use with ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), and methods of manufacture therefore. The strain gages use the CMC as a strain element. For semiconductor CMCs, for example SiC fiber-reinforced SiC CMC, their large gage factor enables high sensitivity, high accuracy strain measurements at high temperatures. By using a single elemental metal such as platinum, or another high temperature conductive material, the strain gages can operate at temperatures over 1600° C. The conductive material is preferably deposited on a dielectric or insulating layer, and contacts the CMC substrate through openings in that layer. The materials can be deposited using thin film vacuum techniques or thick film techniques such as pastes or inks. The strain gages can be configured to measure only the mechanical strain independent of the apparent or thermal strain. The strain gages can be incorporated into a bulk CMC structure during layup, and can optionally measure the strain of only desired fiber weave orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John T. Rhoat, Kevin Rivera
  • Publication number: 20170234739
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention relates to a device that can be applied to the surface of a ceramic matrix composites (CMC) in such a way that the CMC itself will contribute to the extraordinarily large thermoelectric power. The present invention obtains greater resolution of temperature measurements, which can be obtained at exceedingly high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John Rhoat, Kevin Rivera, Tommy Muth
  • Patent number: 8052324
    Abstract: A thin film ceramic thermocouple (10) having two ceramic thermocouple (12, 14) that are in contact with each other in at least on point to form a junction, and wherein each element was prepared in a different oxygen/nitrogen/argon plasma. Since each element is prepared under different plasma conditions, they have different electrical conductivity and different charge carrier concentration. The thin film thermocouple (10) can be transparent. A versatile ceramic sensor system having an RTD heat flux sensor can be combined with a thermocouple and a strain sensor to yield a multifunctional ceramic sensor array. The transparent ceramic temperature sensor that could ultimately be used for calibration of optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignees: Board of Governors for Higher Education, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, Gustave Fralick, John Wrbanek, Tao You
  • Publication number: 20110023619
    Abstract: A thin film ceramic thermocouple (10) having two ceramic thermocouple (12, 14) that are in contact with each other in at least on point to form a junction, and wherein each element was prepared in a different oxygen/nitrogen/argon plasma. Since each element is prepared under different plasma conditions, they have different electrical conductivity and different charge carrier concentration. The thin film thermocouple (10) can be transparent. A versatile ceramic sensor system having an RTD heat flux sensor can be combined with a thermocouple and a strain sensor to yield a multifunctional ceramic sensor array. The transparent ceramic temperature sensor that could ultimately be used for calibration of optical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND THE PROVI
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, Gustave Fralick, John Wrbanek, Tao You
  • Patent number: 7849752
    Abstract: A system and method of using a passive wireless gauge to detect the physical properties on an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Argon ST, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John Conkle, Jeffrey C. Shaw, Thomas Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 7768545
    Abstract: A panoramic image management system and method is disclosed. The system provides for improved calibration of a 360 degree panoramic camera, as well as improved means for manipulating the images, and correlating images from conventional video cameras with the images from the 360 degree panoramic camera. The system also provides means for archiving and retrieving stored images. The present invention contributes to an improved video surveillance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Otto Gregory Glatt
  • Patent number: 7742070
    Abstract: An improved camera for the acquisition of panoramic images is disclosed. The camera comprises a convex photochromic reflector directed towards an image capture element. Multiple incoming light sensors around the perimeter of the camera detect strong incoming light and cause the activation of a corresponding UV light. The UV light in turn activates the photochromic effect on a particular region of the photochromic reflector that corresponds to an area of strong incident light. The photochromic reflector then darkens in that area, providing compensation for a scene that has a wide range of lighting conditions. Therefore, the camera compensates for strong lighting indoors as well as outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Otto Gregory Glatt
  • Publication number: 20100098961
    Abstract: An intermediate thermal expansion coefficient coating including an NiCoCrAly alloy. The coating contains nanoparticles of the alloy and alumina. A nanocomposite coating is placed on metals to protect them from high gas temperatures by providing thermal insulation. The nanocomposite coating includes a bond coating, an intermediate thermal expansion coefficient coating, and a ceramic top coat. The intermediate thermal expansion coefficient coating comprises a NiCoCrAly alloy and allumina nanoparticles and has a ceramic top coat which is based on zirconi or high purity alumina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, Markus Downey, Stephen Wnuk, Vincent Wnuk
  • Publication number: 20090188324
    Abstract: A system and method of using a passive wireless gauge to detect the physical properties on an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, John Conkle, Jeffrey C. Shaw, Thomas Birnbaum
  • Publication number: 20080218587
    Abstract: A panoramic image management system and method is disclosed. The system provides for improved calibration of a 360 degree panoramic camera, as well as improved means for manipulating the images, and correlating images from conventional video cameras with the images from the 360 degree panoramic camera. The system also provides means for archiving and retrieving stored images. The present invention contributes to an improved video surveillance system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Otto Gregory Glatt
  • Publication number: 20070224442
    Abstract: A superalloy article which comprises a substrate comprised of a superalloy, a bond coat comprised of MCrAlY wherein M is a metal selected from the group consisting of cobalt, nickel and mixtures thereof applied onto at least a portion of the substrate and a ceramic top coat applied over at least a portion of the bond coat. The bond coat is exposed to a temperature of within the range of between about 1600-1800° F. subsequent to its application onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, Markus Downey
  • Publication number: 20070056624
    Abstract: A thin film ceramic thermocouple (10) having two ceramic thermocouple (12, 14) that are in contact with each other in at least on point to form a junction, and wherein each element was prepared in a different oxygen/nitrogen/argon plasma. Since each element is prepared under different plasma conditions, they have different electrical conductivity and different charge carrier concentration. The thin film thermocouple (10) can be transparent. A versatile ceramic sensor system having an RTD heat flux sensor can be combined with a thermocouple and a strain sensor to yield a multifunctional ceramic sensor array. The transparent ceramic temperature sensor that could ultimately be used for calibration of optical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Otto Gregory, Gustave Fralick, John Wrbanek, Tao You