Patents by Inventor Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves 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: 20220396167
    Abstract: An electric vehicle solar charging system is disclosed, comprising a photovoltaic system or a DC source to transmit DC electricity to an electric vehicle via DC/DC conversion system. The DC/DC conversion is configured to directly transmit power to a battery pack configured to power the electric vehicle through the electric vehicle's DC charging inputs. This electricity can be supplemented by building battery or energy storage systems with DC output, or by DC electricity converted from AC which was supplied by AC sources. The combined circuit can be further modified by an in-line DC/DC converter at output if necessary, which also may be a bidirectional converter to supply energy from the EV back to the house load through a connected AC/DC inverter. When no DC is available, an AC power source can optionally provide supplemental power to the electric vehicle directly through the AC charging inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Bahman Sharifipour, Brian Reeves, Paul Reeves, Sean Burke
  • Patent number: 11467433
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymorphic display, which is a unitary apparatus constructed such that a wide variety of electro-optic functions are enabled. The polymorphic display, even when having multiple pixels, enables sharing of selected structures among the pixels. In a multi-pixel construction, there is a set of pixels in the display that exhibit one set of operable properties, such as particular stability, sequencing, and switching properties, and another set of pixels that are different from the first set. That is, they have different stability, sequencing, or switching properties. In such a way, a highly flexible polymorphic display may be construed to satisfy a wide range of display needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Atkinson, John Rilum, Ben Reeves
  • Patent number: 11241035
    Abstract: A kief diffusion apparatus and product is disclosed herein. The smoking apparatus includes a first chamber that contains and burns a kief substance and has a single exit pipe that delivers the smoke to a second chamber, wherein the exit pipe attaches to a vertical tube having a plurality of apertures in the lower end. The aperture end of the tube is submerged in water that fills a portion of the second chamber and the mouthpiece extends from the top of the second chamber. The first chamber includes two air inlets that are directed inward and form a helical movement as the smoke is drawn from the chamber. The mouthpiece has an integral gravity seal that is hingedly mounted therein and the exit tube from the first chamber includes an integral molded handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Reeve
  • Publication number: 20210047856
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a shade-providing structure that includes a framework, a canopy, and an integrated electronic game system. The framework comprises a plurality of uprights, to which is mounted a plurality of elevated support beams. The elevated support beams are coupled to one another by a central hub. In some embodiments, the central hub may define an interior space, in which wiring from the plurality of electronic game units may be easily accessed for installation, repair, and/or to change the operation of the gaming system. The canopy is supported by the elevated support beams to provide a shaded area. The game system includes a plurality of electronic game units mounted to the plurality of uprights. The electronic game units may be operably connected to one another either by wires that extend through the framework or by wireless technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher John Zanot, Tommy Lee Rampley, David Paul Reeves
  • Patent number: 10907419
    Abstract: A shaft coupling is useful for connecting a distal end of a first shaft with a proximal end of a second shaft. The shaft coupling includes a body, a first receiving chamber within the body and a second receiving chamber within the body. The first receiving chamber receives the distal portion of the first shaft and the second receiving chamber receives the proximal portion of the second shaft. A pin maintains the axial positioning between the body and the distal portion of the first shaft. An axially adjustable connection is used between the second receiving chamber and the proximal portion of the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes ESP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Reeves, Chengbao Wang, Steven Alan Howell
  • Patent number: 10896390
    Abstract: Bidirectional or multidirectional cascading goals allow goal progress to roll up or downstream multiple levels in an organization. This means that goals from be assigned by higher-level employees to lower-level employees and lower-level employees to higher-level employees. The progress of contributing goals directly modifies the progress of all upward goals to reflect accurate progress of the overarching goal. Goals can be standalone goals, or contribute to other goals. A connection between goals may be made during the goal creation process or after both goals have been created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BetterWorks Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kris Duggan, Ciara Peter, Di Wu, Paul Reeves
  • Patent number: 10870844
    Abstract: A method of determining of the presence or absence of a target RNA component in a sample, the method comprising steps of: (a) contacting the sample with a composition comprising (i) a quaternary ammonium compound or a precursor thereof, which should extract/release the nucleic acid from the sample; (b) optionally storing and/or transporting the composition obtained in step (a); (c) contacting the composition obtained in step (a) with a composition comprising a proteinaceous washing agent, e.g. BSA or casein for stabilizing the RNA for transport and/or storage; and (d) using the composition obtained in step (c) in an amplification method, e.g. RT-PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ARCIS BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Paul Reeves, Carlos Toro Rueda
  • Patent number: 10815688
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a shade-providing structure that includes a framework, a canopy, and an integrated electronic game system. The framework comprises a plurality of uprights, to which is mounted a plurality of elevated support beams. The elevated support beams are coupled to one another by a central hub. In some embodiments, the central hub may define an interior space, in which wiring from the plurality of electronic game units may be easily accessed for installation, repair, and/or to change the operation of the gaming system. The canopy is supported by the elevated support beams to provide a shaded area. The game system includes a plurality of electronic game units mounted to the plurality of uprights. The electronic game units may be operably connected to one another either by wires that extend through the framework or by wireless technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher John Zanot, Tommy Lee Rampley, David Paul Reeves
  • Patent number: 10781811
    Abstract: A volumetric compensator assembly for use in the seal section of a pumping system includes an envelope bladder that in turn includes a flexible top sheet and a bottom sheet connected to the top sheet along a pair of side seams and an end seam. The top sheet and bottom sheet together define a bladder interior that has a variable capacity. The volumetric compensator assembly also has a bladder support tube and the envelope bladder is coiled around the bag support tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas ESP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Reeves, Victor Acacio, Chengbao Wang, Omprakash Samudrala
  • Publication number: 20200232244
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a shade-providing structure that includes a framework, a canopy, and an integrated electronic game system. The framework comprises a plurality of uprights, to which is mounted a plurality of elevated support beams. The elevated support beams are coupled to one another by a central hub. In some embodiments, the central hub may define an interior space, in which wiring from the plurality of electronic game units may be easily accessed for installation, repair, and/or to change the operation of the gaming system. The canopy is supported by the elevated support beams to provide a shaded area. The game system includes a plurality of electronic game units mounted to the plurality of uprights. The electronic game units may be operably connected to one another either by wires that extend through the framework or by wireless technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher John Zanot, Tommy Lee Rampley, David Paul Reeves
  • Patent number: 10683741
    Abstract: A surface-based separation assembly for use in separating fluid. The surface-based separation assembly includes a gas-liquid separator configured to receive a fluid stream, and configured to separate the fluid stream into a gas stream and a mixed stream of at least two liquids. A liquid-liquid separator is in flow communication with the gas-liquid separator. The liquid-liquid separator is configured to receive the mixed stream from the gas-liquid separator, and is configured to separate the mixed stream into a first liquid stream and a second liquid stream. The assembly further includes a rotatable shaft including a first portion extending through the gas-liquid separator, and a second portion extending through the liquid-liquid separator. The rotatable shaft is configured to induce actuation of the gas-liquid separator and the liquid-liquid separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NextStream Emulsifier Enhancer, LLC
    Inventors: Mahendra Ladharam Joshi, Catherine James, Chengbao Wang, Brian Paul Reeves, Michael Salerno, Shyam Sivaramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10545152
    Abstract: A method (e.g. high resolution melting analysis) of determining of the presence or absence of a target nucleic acid in a sample, e.g. a biological sample, the method comprising steps of:?(a) contacting the sample with a composition comprising?(i) a quaternary ammonium compound, e.g. 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl-dimethyl octadecyl ammonium chloride (3-TPAC) or a precursor thereof, in order to release the nucleic acids from said sample; and?(b) contacting the sample with a probe which is capable of interacting with the nucleic acid sequence; and?(c) observing and/or measuring a property of the sample, e.g. fluorescence from a dsDNA binding dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ARCIS BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Paul Reeves, Carlos Toro Rueda
  • Patent number: 10480298
    Abstract: An electric submersible pumping system for use in pumping fluids from a wellbore includes a motor, a pump driven by the motor, and a fluid expansion module connected to the motor. The fluid expansion module includes a piston seal housing and a piston assembly contained within the piston seal housing. The piston assembly includes a piston body having an exterior surface, a plurality of seals connected to the exterior surface of the piston body and a pressure equalization system. The pressure equalization system reduces a pressure differential between fluid in an annular space between the plurality of seals and fluid surrounding the first piston assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas ESP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Reeves, Jifeng Wang, Chengbao Wang, Omprakash Samudrala
  • Patent number: 10260293
    Abstract: A downhole manifold assembly includes a manifold body defining a longitudinal axis and having a first end face, a second end face, and an outer surface extending therebetween. A fluid circuit is defined in the manifold body and includes a plurality of axially extending fluid passages and a plurality of radially extending fluid passages. The radially extending fluid passages extend to the outer surface of the manifold body. Each radially extending fluid passage defines a respective aperture in the outer surface. The manifold assembly also includes a control valve coupled to the manifold body. The control valve is positionable between a first position in which a flow of pressurized fluid is channeled through the fluid circuit in a first direction, and a second position in which the flow is reversed and the pressurized fluid is channeled through the fluid circuit in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bodhayan Dev, Aaron Christopher Noakes, Brian Paul Reeves
  • Patent number: 10260330
    Abstract: A fluid intake for a system includes a support structure defining an interior space and configured for fluid to pass into the interior space. The system includes a pump for pumping fluid from a well including a well casing defining a passageway for the fluid to flow therethrough in a flow direction. The fluid includes liquid and gas. A porous member extends over a portion of the support structure. The fluid intake extends inside the passageway in the flow direction such that the porous member and the well casing define an annular space therebetween. The porous member defines pores for liquid to wick through. The interior space is in flow communication with the pores such that liquid wicking through the porous member passes into the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Paul Reeves, Charles Evan Collins, Victor Jose Acacio, Jinfeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180371852
    Abstract: A volumetric compensator assembly for use in the seal section of a pumping system includes an envelope bladder that in turn includes a flexible top sheet and a bottom sheet connected to the top sheet along a pair of side seams and an end seam. The top sheet and bottom sheet together define a bladder interior that has a variable capacity. The volumetric compensator assembly also has a bladder support tube and the envelope bladder is coiled around the bag support tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Paul Reeves, Victor Acacio, Chengbao Wang, Omprakash Samudrala
  • Publication number: 20180355345
    Abstract: A method of stabilising genetic material in a sample, the method comprising steps of: (a) contacting the sample with a composition comprising a quaternary ammonium compound or a precursor thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Paul Reeves, Carlos Toro Rueda
  • Publication number: 20180334895
    Abstract: A surface-based separation assembly for use in separating fluid. The surface-based separation assembly includes a gas-liquid separator configured to receive a fluid stream, and configured to separate the fluid stream into a gas stream and a mixed stream of at least two liquids. A liquid-liquid separator is in flow communication with the gas-liquid separator. The liquid-liquid separator is configured to receive the mixed stream from the gas-liquid separator, and is configured to separate the mixed stream into a first liquid stream and a second liquid stream. The assembly further includes a rotatable shaft including a first portion extending through the gas-liquid separator, and a second portion extending through the liquid-liquid separator. The rotatable shaft is configured to induce actuation of the gas-liquid separator and the liquid-liquid separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mahendra Ladharam Joshi, Catherine James, Chengbao Wang, Brian Paul Reeves, Michael Salerno, Shyam Sivaramakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20180267048
    Abstract: A method (e.g. high resolution melting analysis) of determining of the presence or absence of a target nucleic acid in a sample, e.g. a biological sample, the method comprising steps of:?(a) contacting the sample with a composition comprising?(i) a quaternary ammonium compound, e.g. 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl-dimethyl octadecyl ammonium chloride (3-TPAC) or a precursor thereof, in order to release the nucleic acids from said sample; and?(b) contacting the sample with a probe which is capable of inter-acting with the nucleic acid sequence; and?(c) observing and/or measuring a property of the sample, e.g. fluorescence from a dsDNA binding dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Paul Reeves, Carlos Toro Rueda
  • Publication number: 20180209413
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuator includes a piston housing having a head end and a base end opposite the head end and a drive piston movable between a first piston position proximate to the head end and a second piston position proximate to the base end. The hydraulic actuator further includes a control valve positionable between a first control valve position, in which the control valve directs fluid into the base end, and a second control valve position, in which the control valve directs fluid into the head end. A pressure-based position feedback system configured to facilitate transition of the control valve between the first control valve position and the second control valve position in response to predetermined head end and base end pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Bodhayan Dev, Christopher Martin Middleton, Brian Paul Reeves, Deepak Trivedi