Patents by Inventor Philip S. Babcock, IV

Philip S. Babcock, IV 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: 11054394
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is described for detecting, identifying and locating an object feature in a ferromagnetic object. At least one hardware processor executes program instructions to: define a planned scan trajectory for scanning the ferromagnetic object with a sensor array comprising a plurality of magnetometer sensors, measure magnetic fields of the ferromagnetic object with the sensor array along an actual scan trajectory at locations adjacent to the ferromagnetic material to produce object scanning data representing magnetic characteristics of the ferromagnetic object along the actual scan trajectory. The actual scan trajectory includes deviation motion of the scanning array from the planned scan trajectory. The deviation motion is then compensated for to identify and locate the object feature in the ferromagnetic object. The compensation includes adjusting the object scanning data for the deviation motion and/or using a feature model that reflects the deviation motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Timmons, Sabrina Mansur, William Bonnice, Rami S. Mangoubi, Philip S. Babcock, IV
  • Patent number: 10564127
    Abstract: A defect visualization system includes an augmented reality display system to display an image representing a defect, such as missing metal, in a ferromagnetic material when a user gazes at a portion of the ferromagnetic material hosting the defect, based on magnetic field data provide by a magnetometry system, thereby facilitating locating the defect and replacing magnetometers after the defect has been repaired, even if location references originally present on cladding material are lost or destroyed during the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip S. Babcock, IV, Michael Stillo, Kimberly Ryan, Emily Vincent, Kelly Sprehn, Ryan M. Brill, Gregory G. Busillo, Fei Sun
  • Publication number: 20190064114
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is described for detecting, identifying and locating an object feature in a ferromagnetic object. At least one hardware processor executes program instructions to: define a planned scan trajectory for scanning the ferromagnetic object with a sensor array comprising a plurality of magnetometer sensors, measure magnetic fields of the ferromagnetic object with the sensor array along an actual scan trajectory at locations adjacent to the ferromagnetic material to produce object scanning data representing magnetic characteristics of the ferromagnetic object along the actual scan trajectory. The actual scan trajectory includes deviation motion of the scanning array from the planned scan trajectory. The deviation motion is then compensated for to identify and locate the object feature in the ferromagnetic object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Brian P. Timmons, Sabrina Mansur, William Bonnice, Rami S. Mangoubi, Philip S. Babcock, IV
  • Publication number: 20180259486
    Abstract: A defect visualization system includes an augmented reality display system to display an image representing a defect, such as missing metal, in a ferromagnetic material when a user gazes at a portion of the ferromagnetic material hosting the defect, based on magnetic field data provide by a magnetometry system, thereby facilitating locating the defect and replacing magnetometers after the defect has been repaired, even if location references originally present on cladding material are lost or destroyed during the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Philip S. Babcock, IV, Michael Stillo, Kimberly Ryan, Emily Vincent, Kelly Sprehn, Ryan M. Brill, Gregory G. Busillo, Fei Sun
  • Publication number: 20180077663
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes. Nodes are provisioned over-the-air, with built-in scheduling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 9854551
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 9743370
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially- varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Patent number: 9651471
    Abstract: Defects in ferromagnetic materials are detected and characterized by analyzing the items' magnetic fields to find portions of the magnetic fields that differ in characteristic ways from residual magnetic fields generated by non-defective portions of the items. The portions of the magnetic fields that differ in the characteristic ways correspond to locations of the defects. The residual magnetic fields correspond to portions of the items distant from the defects. The defect characterization may include volume of material lost due to each defect and/or width and/or depth of each defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, William J. Trinkle, Donald Gustafson, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Richard T. Berthold
  • Patent number: 9651472
    Abstract: Defects in ferromagnetic materials are detected and characterized by analyzing the items' magnetic fields to find portions of the magnetic fields that differ in characteristic ways from residual magnetic fields generated by non-defective portions of the items. The portions of the magnetic fields that differ in the characteristic ways correspond to locations of the defects. The residual magnetic fields correspond to portions of the items distant from the defects. The defect characterization may include volume of material lost due to each defect and/or width and/or depth of each defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, William J. Trinkle, Donald Gustafson, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Richard T. Berthold
  • Publication number: 20160323841
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Publication number: 20160323839
    Abstract: A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, Roger J. Wilmarth, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Imran Khan
  • Publication number: 20160245737
    Abstract: Defects in ferromagnetic materials are detected and characterized by analyzing the items' magnetic fields to find portions of the magnetic fields that differ in characteristic ways from residual magnetic fields generated by non-defective portions of the items. The portions of the magnetic fields that differ in the characteristic ways correspond to locations of the defects. The residual magnetic fields correspond to portions of the items distant from the defects. The defect characterization may include volume of material lost due to each defect and/or width and/or depth of each defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, William J. Trinkle, Donald Gustafson, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Richard T. Berthold
  • Publication number: 20150330946
    Abstract: Defects in ferromagnetic materials are detected and characterized by analyzing the items' magnetic fields to find portions of the magnetic fields that differ in characteristic ways from residual magnetic fields generated by non-defective portions of the items. The portions of the magnetic fields that differ in the characteristic ways correspond to locations of the defects. The residual magnetic fields correspond to portions of the items distant from the defects. The defect characterization may include volume of material lost due to each defect and/or width and/or depth of each defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Almir D. Davis, William J. Trinkle, Donald Gustafson, Philip S. Babcock, IV, Richard T. Berthold