Patents by Inventor Paul Bender

Paul Bender 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: 10184514
    Abstract: A bearing isolator seal provides enhanced coupling and stability of the rotor to the shaft, without undue seal enlargement, by including a plurality of drive O-rings in a common retention groove. In embodiments, the isolator seal accommodates axial rotor misalignment up to a maximum permitted axial misalignment, which can be at least 0.025?. Embodiments include a labyrinth passage between the rotor and the stator configured to expel fluid by centrifugal force. Embodiments include a shut off feature that takes advantage of axial misalignment. Some embodiments include a unitization feature that holds the rotor and stator together during assembly. The unitization feature can include chamfers on rotor and stator extensions that facilitate assembly and disassembly when sufficient force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bender, Jason C Ferris, William Eric Meyer, Jr., Joseph Charles Barker
  • Patent number: 10180189
    Abstract: A bearing isolator seal having a shut off O-ring is tolerant of axial rotor-stator misalignment and provides an enhanced static seal while minimizing rotational wear. A tapered section of the stator is overlapped by the shut off O-ring. When the rotor is static there is no axial misalignment, and the shut off O-ring is pressed against the tapered section, forming an enhanced seal. During rotor rotation, increased axial misalignment moves the O-ring away from the tapered section, reducing rotational wear. The stator can extend horizontally beyond the tapered section and below the O-ring, so that if the rotor moves beyond a maximum misalignment, there is a “line on line” fit between the stator and rotor. The bearing isolator seal can include labyrinth technology, and the tapered section can include a contour that allows the shutoff O-ring to drag along the surface of the tapered section with no hang-ups or binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bender, Jason Matthew Malocha, Joseph Charles Barker
  • Publication number: 20170370405
    Abstract: A bearing isolator seal provides enhanced coupling and stability of the rotor to the shaft, without undue seal enlargement, by including a plurality of drive O-rings in a common retention groove. In embodiments, the isolator seal accommodates axial rotor misalignment up to a maximum permitted axial misalignment, which can be at least 0.025?. Embodiments include a labyrinth passage between the rotor and the stator configured to expel fluid by centrifugal force. Embodiments include a shut off feature that takes advantage of axial misalignment. Some embodiments include a unitization feature that holds the rotor and stator together during assembly. The unitization feature can include chamfers on rotor and stator extensions that facilitate assembly and disassembly when sufficient force is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bender, Jason C Ferris, William Eric Meyer, Jr., Joseph Charles Barker
  • Publication number: 20170363211
    Abstract: A bearing isolator seal having a shut off O-ring is tolerant of axial rotor-stator misalignment and provides an enhanced static seal while minimizing rotational wear. A tapered section of the stator is overlapped by the shut off O-ring. When the rotor is static there is no axial misalignment, and the shut off O-ring is pressed against the tapered section, forming an enhanced seal. During rotor rotation, increased axial misalignment moves the O-ring away from the tapered section, reducing rotational wear. The stator can extend horizontally beyond the tapered section and below the O-ring, so that if the rotor moves beyond a maximum misalignment, there is a “line on line” fit between the stator and rotor. The bearing isolator seal can include labyrinth technology, and the tapered section can include a contour that allows the shutoff O-ring to drag along the surface of the tapered section with no hang-ups or binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Paul Bender, Jason Matthew Malocha, Joseph Charles Barker
  • Patent number: 9652713
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for developing parallel networks. Parallel network design may comprise a general purpose language (GPC) code portion and a network description (ND) portion. GPL tools may be utilized in designing the network. The GPL tools may be configured to produce network specification language (NSL) engine adapted to generate hardware optimized machine executable code corresponding to the network description. The developer may be enabled to describe a parameter of the network. The GPC portion may be automatically updated consistent with the network parameter value. The GPC byte code may be introspected by the NSL engine to provide the underlying source code that may be automatically reinterpreted to produce the hardware optimized machine code. The optimized machine code may be executed in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan James Hunt, Oleg Sinyavskiy, Robert Howard Kimball, Eric Martin Hall, Jeffrey Alexander Levin, Paul Bender, Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy
  • Patent number: 9558442
    Abstract: A method for generating an event includes monitoring a first neural network with a second neural network. The method also includes generating an event based on the monitoring. The event is generated at the second neural network. The event may be generated based on a spike received at the second network during the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy, Paul Bender
  • Patent number: 9440352
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for implementing learning by robotic devices. Attention of the robot may be manipulated by use of a spot-light device illuminating a portion of the aircraft undergoing inspection in order to indicate to inspection robot target areas requiring more detailed inspection. The robot guidance may be aided by way of an additional signal transmitted by the agent to the robot indicating that the object has been illuminated and attention switch may be required. The robot may initiate a search for the signal reflected by the illuminated area requiring its attention. Responsive to detecting the illuminated object and receipt of the additional signal, the robot may develop an association between the two events and the inspection task thereby storing a robotic context. The context of one robot may be shared with other devices in lieu of training so as to enable other devices to perform the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Philip Meier, Paul Bender
  • Publication number: 20160217370
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for developing parallel networks. Parallel network design may comprise a general purpose language (GPC) code portion and a network description (ND) portion. GPL tools may be utilized in designing the network. The GPL tools may be configured to produce network specification language (NSL) engine adapted to generate hardware optimized machine executable code corresponding to the network description. The developer may be enabled to describe a parameter of the network. The GPC portion may be automatically updated consistent with the network parameter value. The GPC byte code may be introspected by the NSL engine to provide the underlying source code that may be automatically reinterpreted to produce the hardware optimized machine code. The optimized machine code may be executed in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan James HUNT, Oleg SINYAVSKIY, Robert Howard KIMBALL, Eric Martin HALL, Jeffrey Alexander LEVIN, Paul BENDER, Michael-David Nakayoshi CANOY
  • Publication number: 20150306763
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for implementing learning by robotic devices. Attention of the robot may be manipulated by use of a spot-light device illuminating a portion of the aircraft undergoing inspection in order to indicate to inspection robot target areas requiring more detailed inspection. The robot guidance may be aided by way of an additional signal transmitted by the agent to the robot indicating that the object has been illuminated and attention switch may be required. The robot may initiate a search for the signal reflected by the illuminated area requiring its attention. Responsive to detecting the illuminated object and receipt of the additional signal, the robot may develop an association between the two events and the inspection task thereby storing a robotic context. The context of one robot may be shared with other devices in lieu of training so as to enable other devices to perform the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Philip MEIER, Paul BENDER
  • Patent number: 9140366
    Abstract: A bearing isolator seal includes a rotor and stator wherein the stator has inboard and outboard radial projections which define a groove bounded by groove side faces and a groove bottom face. The rotor extends radially and then axially so as to lie closely adjacent to the terminal end of the outboard radial projection on the stator to define an entrance passageway. The bearing isolator seal includes a surface geometry which is believed to result in improved exclusion of contaminants, particularly from high velocity water spray, wherein the entrance passageway is angled to increase the rotational effects of exclusion during shaft rotation, and wherein the groove side faces are also angled to assist in redirecting spray and other contaminants away from the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Ferris, Paul Bender, Jason Malocha, Joseph Barker
  • Publication number: 20150206049
    Abstract: A method for generating an event includes monitoring a first neural network with a second neural network. The method also includes generating an event based at least in part on the monitoring. The event is generated at the second neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael-David Nakayoshi CANOY, Paul BENDER
  • Patent number: 8940950
    Abstract: The process relates to the use of any naphtha-range stream containing a portion of C8+ aromatics combined with benzene, toluene, and other non-aromatics in the same boiling range to produce toluene. By feeding the A8+ containing stream to a dealkylation/transalkylation/cracking reactor to increase the concentration of toluene in the stream, a more suitable feedstock for the methylation reaction can be produced. This stream can be obtained from a variety of sources, including the pygas stream from a steam cracker, “cat naphtha” from a fluid catalytic cracker, or the heavier portion of reformate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Justin M. Ellrich, Robert D. Strack, John W. Rebeck, Allen S. Gawlik, Larry L. Iaccino, Glenn C. Wood, Stephen H. Brown, Timothy Paul Bender
  • Patent number: 8938333
    Abstract: An active wheel damper. An active suspension damps vertical displacement of an unsprung mass in a frequency range and reduces vertical displacement of a sprung mass in another frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Amar G. Bose, Paul Bender, Marco Giovanardi, Lawrence D. Knox, Neal M. Lackritz, William R. Short, Wade P. Torres, Upendra V. Ummethala, David J. Warkentin
  • Publication number: 20140005888
    Abstract: An active wheel damper. An active suspension damps vertical displacement of an unsprung mass in a frequency range and reduces vertical displacement of a sprung mass in another frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Amar G. Bose, Paul Bender, Marco Giovanardi, Lawrence D. Knox, Neal M. Lackritz, William R. Short, Wade P. Torres, Upendra V. Ummethala, David J. Warkentin
  • Patent number: 8399727
    Abstract: In a process for the production of para-xylene, an aromatic feedstock comprising toluene and/or benzene is reacted with methanol under alkylation conditions in a reactor in the presence of a fluidized bed of solid catalyst particles to produce a vapor phase effluent comprising para-xylene, water, unreacted toluene and/or benzene and solid catalyst fines. The vapor phase effluent is contacted with a liquid hydrocarbon quench stream under conditions to condense a minor portion of the vapor phase effluent and produce a condensate which contains at least some of the catalyst fines and which is substantially free of an aqueous phase. The condensate containing said catalyst fines is then separated from the remainder of the vapor phase effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Lattner, Mark P. Hagemeister, Christopher Gordon Smalley, Jon Edmond Randolph Stanat, Timothy Paul Bender, Masaaki Sugita, Rathna P. Davuluri, Lu Han
  • Publication number: 20110092756
    Abstract: In a process for the production of para-xylene, an aromatic feedstock comprising toluene and/or benzene is reacted with methanol under alkylation conditions in a reactor in the presence of a fluidized bed of solid catalyst particles to produce a vapor phase effluent comprising para-xylene, water, unreacted toluene and/or benzene and solid catalyst fines. The vapor phase effluent is contacted with a liquid hydrocarbon quench stream under conditions to condense a minor portion of the vapor phase effluent and produce a condensate which contains at least some of the catalyst fines and which is substantially free of an aqueous phase. The condensate containing said catalyst fines is then separated from the remainder of the vapor phase effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: James R. Lattner, Mark P. Hagemeister, Christopher Gordon Smalley, Jon Edmond Randolph Stanat, Timothy Paul Bender, Masaaki Sugita, Rathna P. Davuluri, Lu Han
  • Publication number: 20080075045
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating packets of information from an access terminal to a remote access node assembly by way of a serving access node assembly are described. An inter-route tunneling protocol module which interfaces with a radio link protocol module is used to tunnel route protocol packets. A first radio link protocol stream is associated with an application resident on the access terminal. A second radio link protocol stream is associated with an inter-route tunneling protocol module. Information to be communicated to a remote access node assembly by way of a serving access node assembly is subjected to two different radio link protocol processing operations. A first one of the RLP processing operations corresponds to the remote access node assembly while the second RLP processing operation corresponds to the serving access node assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Rajat Prakash, Fatih Ulupinar, Gavin Horn, Paul Bender
  • Publication number: 20080070577
    Abstract: A novel key management approach is provided for securing communication handoffs between and access terminal and two access points. This approach provides for securely handing off communications between an access terminal and access point without risking exposure a master key for the access terminal. Temporary master keys are derived for low latency handoffs and secure authentication between a new access point and the access terminal. In one aspect, a distributive key management scheme is provided in which a current access point generates a new security key (based on its own security key) that is used by the next access point with which an access terminal communicates. In another aspect, a centralized key management scheme is provided in which a central authenticator maintains, generates, and distributes new security keys (based on a master security key associated with the access terminal) to access points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vidya Narayanan, Lakshminath Dondeti, Parag Agashe, Paul Bender
  • Publication number: 20080069048
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating packets from a remote access node assembly by way of a serving access node assembly are described. An inter-route tunneling protocol module which interfaces with a radio link protocol module is used to recover a tunneled route protocol packet. Information to be communicated to the access terminal from the remote access node assembly by way of the serving access node assembly is subject to two levels of radio link protocol (RLP) processing operations. The first level of RLP processing being performed by the remote access node assembly. The second level of RLP processing being performed by the serving access node assembly. The access terminal, in recovering information performs the inverse of the two levels of RLP processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Rajat Prakash, Fatih Ulupinar, Gavin Horn, Paul Bender
  • Publication number: 20080056168
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for negotiating and managing one or more personalities in a wireless communications system. The method comprises advertising one or more supported initial protocol set identifiers. Furthermore, the method comprises selecting a starting initial protocol set identifier from the advertised initial protocol set identifiers. In addition, the method comprises establishing a session based on the selected starting initial protocol set identifier. The method also comprises establishing a connection between an access terminal and an access network based on the selected initial protocol set identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ragulan Sinnarajah, Fatih Ulupinar, Gavin Horn, Parag Agashe, Paul Bender, Ravindra Patwardhan, Rajat Prakash