Patents by Inventor Paul Winston

Paul Winston 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: 20230016494
    Abstract: A discrete and safe automated insect monitoring system includes a housing, an interior chamber within the housing, and a light source arranged within the housing to illuminate at least a portion of a floor surface of the interior chamber. A multi-pixel optical sensor is arranged within the housing so that a field of view of the sensor comprehends a substantial portion of the floor surface. A processing circuit arranged within the housing receives optical data from the multi-pixel optical sensor, analyzes the optical data to detect the intrusion of an insect or other object into the interior chamber by comparing most recently received optical data to previously received optical data, and generates an indication in response to detecting the intrusion of an insect or other object. Detection and/or classification results can be wirelessly forwarded to another device, to alert appropriate personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jason André Janét, William Stockton Howell, Stephen Paul Land, Robert W. Winston, III, Lisa Ann Lyons
  • Patent number: 11382324
    Abstract: A discrete and safe automated insect monitoring system includes a housing, an interior chamber within the housing, and a light source arranged within the housing to illuminate at least a portion of a floor surface of the interior chamber. A multi-pixel optical sensor is arranged within the housing so that a field of view of the sensor comprehends a substantial portion of the floor surface. A processing circuit arranged within the housing receives optical data from the multi-pixel optical sensor, analyzes the optical data to detect the intrusion of an insect or other object into the interior chamber by comparing most recently received optical data to previously received optical data, and generates an indication in response to detecting the intrusion of an insect or other object. Detection and/or classification results can be wirelessly forwarded to another device, to alert appropriate personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Delta Five, LLC
    Inventors: Jason André Janét, William Stockton Howell, Stephen Paul Land, Robert W. Winston, III, Lisa Ann Lyons
  • Publication number: 20210268834
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: BRIAN DOUGLAS WILSON, RYAN MICHAEL GAYLO, CLAYTON BOHN, JR., PAUL WINSTON
  • Patent number: 11092716
    Abstract: This method calculates snowpack parameters such as: snow water equivalent, snow liquid water content, snow depth and snow density, using Earth orbiting satellites from a GNSS constellation transmitting radio wave frequency carrier signals. An under-snow receiver system and an out-of-snow receiver system are employed are capable of decoding the encoded GNSS data into data products such as a carrier to noise ratios and carrier phases. A computer system receives data products. The Snowpack software programs derive a measured carrier to noise ration reduction from the carrier signals and the carrier to noise ratios. A physical model calculates a modeled excess phase and a modeled carrier noise ratio reduction, calculating measured snowpack parameters, such as: a snow water equivalent, a snow liquid water content, a snow depth, and a snow density, of the at least one snow layer. A non-linear mathematical solver adjusts the plurality of snow parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NWB Sensors, Inc
    Inventors: Nathan Joel Pust, Austin William Beard, Paul Winston Nugent, Cooper P. McCann
  • Patent number: 10926581
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Wilson, Ryan Gaylo, Clayton Bohn, Jr., Paul Winston
  • Patent number: 10259934
    Abstract: A rubber component for a tire is disclosed that is manufactured from a rubber composition that is based upon a cross-linkable elastomer composition that includes 100 phr of two elastomer types including at least 50 phr of a styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR) with a polybutadiene (BR) as the remainder. Such compositions may further include between 75 phr and 130 phr of a carbon black. Also included in such elastomers is a plasticizing system that includes a plasticizing resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C. and a plasticizing liquid. The plasticizing system is added in an effective amount to provide the cured rubber composition with a shear modulus G* measured at 60° C. of between 0.7 MPa and 1.6 MPa and a measured Tg of between ?30° C. and 0° C. The elastomer composition is cured with curing system that includes both a peroxide and sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Paul Winston, Xavier Saintigny
  • Publication number: 20180333984
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire is provided that has a hub with a central axis. A supporting structure is located outward from the hub in a radial direction, and a shear band is located outward from the supporting structure in the radial direction. Tread is located outward from the shear band in the radial direction. A static discharge element extends from a first radial end of the supporting structure to a second radial end of the supporting structure. The first radial end is located closer to the central axis than the second radial end in the radial direction. The static discharge element is electrically conductive to conduct electricity through the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Brian Douglas WILSON, Ryan GAYLO, Clayton BOHN, JR., Paul WINSTON
  • Publication number: 20180290412
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire. An assembly is also provided along with a kit for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicants: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, John J. McHugh, Charlie Wen
  • Patent number: 10016952
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire. An assembly is also provided along with a kit for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, John J. McHugh, Charlie Wen
  • Publication number: 20180016080
    Abstract: A rubber substrate has a material diffusion barrier, and a method produces the same. In an embodiment, a method for producing a material diffusion barrier on a rubber substrate include exposing the rubber substrate to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer on the rubber substrate. The method also includes exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution 5 to produce an anionic layer on the cationic layer. The anionic layer comprises graphene oxide. The layer includes the cationic layer and the anionic layer. The layer comprises the material diffusion barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, Barton E. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20180001716
    Abstract: A tire has a material diffusion barrier, and a method produces the same. In an embodiment, a method for producing a material diffusion barrier on a tire comprises exposing a surface of the tire to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer on the surface. The method further comprises exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution to produce an anionic layer on the cationic layer, wherein a layer comprises the cationic layer and the anionic layer. The layer comprises the material diffusion barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, Olivier Piffard, Xavier Saintigny, Morgan Priolo
  • Publication number: 20170313005
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire. An assembly is also provided along with a kit for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Paul Winston, John J. McHugh, Charlie Wen
  • Publication number: 20170313861
    Abstract: A rubber component for a tire is disclosed that is manufactured from a rubber composition that is based upon a cross-linkable elastomer composition that includes 100 phr of two elastomer types including at least 50 phr of a styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR) with a polybutadiene (BR) as the remainder. Such compositions may further include between 75 phr and 130 phr of a carbon black. Also included in such elastomers is a plasticizing system that includes a plasticizing resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C. and a plasticizing liquid. The plasticizing system is added in an effective amount to provide the cured rubber composition with a shear modulus G* measured at 60° C. of between 0.7 MPa and 1.6 MPa and a measured Tg of between ?30° C. and 0° C. The elastomer composition is cured with curing system that includes both a peroxide and sulfur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Paul WINSTON, Xavier SAINTIGNY
  • Publication number: 20170247533
    Abstract: A tread for a tire is disclosed that is manufactured from a rubber composition that is based upon a cross-linkable elastomer composition that includes 100 phr of two elastomer types including at least 50 phr of a styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR) with a polybutadiene (BR) as the remainder. Such compositions may further include between 75 phr and 130 phr of a carbon black. Also included in such elastomers is a plasticizing system that includes a plasticizing resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25 ° C. and a plasticizing liquid. The plasticizing system is added in an effective amount to provide the cured rubber composition with a shear modulus G* measured at 60 ° C. of between 0.7 MPa and 1.6 MPa and a measured Tg of between ?30 ° C. and 0 ° C. The elastomer composition is cured with a peroxide curing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Paul WINSTON, Xavier Saintigny
  • Publication number: 20150328927
    Abstract: A coated substrate and method for producing the coated substrate provide a material diffusion barrier. In an embodiment, a method for producing a material diffusion barrier comprising a coating on an elastomeric substrate includes exposing the elastomeric substrate to a cationic solution to produce a cationic layer on the elastomeric substrate. The cationic solution comprises a polymer, a colloidal particle, a nanoparticle, a salt, or any combinations thereof. The method further includes exposing the cationic layer to an anionic solution to produce an anionic layer on the cationic layer. The anionic solution comprises an anionic polymer, a second colloidal particle, a second salt, or any combinations thereof. The coating comprises a bilayer comprising the cationic layer and the anionic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jaime C. Grunlan, Morgan A. Priolo, Paul Winston, John J. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7963886
    Abstract: A free weight assistance and training system and method including a weight support structure. Free weight support arms are movably mounted to the support structure and configured to support a free weight bar. A drive mechanism is operatively coupled to the free weight support arms and configured to move the free weight support arms along the weight support structure. At least one non-contact detector is configured to detect the position of a free weight bar with respect to the free weight support arms without contacting the free weight bar. A controller is configured to receive free weight bar position data from the at least one non-contact detector, process the data and initiate the drive mechanism to move the free weight support arms along the support structure in response to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Eccentrixx LLC
    Inventors: Mathew Winston Schwinn, Paul Winston Schwinn, David Crnich, Jonathan Mark Skreen, Ryan Lesley Crisman
  • Patent number: 5307717
    Abstract: An improved appliance and dispensing container for common plastic sheeting roll goods of all sizes and types. The rectangular container is provided with an removable end-cap, and has a pay-out aperture located above the base plate. The container is of sheet metal or plastic construction. A flat base-plate extends outwardly from the dispenser and is provided with a parallel "knife groove" or slot. A common construction tape-measure is removable, mounted to an end-cap, for convenient measure of roll-good payout length. A handle is affixed to the top panel of the dispenser, and a compartment for knife or scissors is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Paul Winston
  • Patent number: 5293646
    Abstract: A protective garment consists ofa planar fabric material section having a central area, inner an outer surfaces, top and bottom opposed ends, first and second opposed sides. A first and second independent elongated strips are partially separated from the remaining fabric and extending correspondingly along the first and second opposed sides from the bottom end in the direction of the top end. Each independent strip has a free end. The planar fabric material section further includes first, second and third securing units. The first securing unit removably secures the free end of the first independent strip to the central area of the fabric during formation of a first sleeve. The second securing means removably secures the free end of the second independent strip to the central area of the fabric during formation of a second sleeve. The third securing unit removably secures positioning of said top end around a head of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Paul Winston