Patents by Inventor Prashant Bhat

Prashant Bhat 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: 20240199444
    Abstract: A fluid vapor distillation apparatus. The apparatus includes a source fluid input, and an evaporator condenser apparatus. The evaporator condenser apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical housing and a plurality of tubes in the housing. The source fluid input is fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser and the evaporator condenser transforms source fluid into steam and transforms compressed steam into product fluid. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a heat exchanger fluidly connected to the source fluid input and a product fluid output. The heat exchanger includes an outer tube and at least one inner tube. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a regenerative blower fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser. The regenerative blower compresses steam, and the compressed steam flows to the evaporative condenser where compressed steam is transformed into product fluid. The fluid vapor distillation apparatus also includes a control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Ryan K. LAROCQUE, Christopher C. LANGENFELD, Stephen M. Ent, Andrew A. SCHNELLINGER, Prashant Bhat, Stanley B. Smith, III, Otis L. Clapp
  • Patent number: 11981030
    Abstract: A force transmission system as part of a surgical system which may be configured to be a minimally invasive and/or computer assisted surgical system. Operation of the system may be controlled by transmission of a force from a first section to a second section of the system. The first section and the second section may be separated by a partition or a barrier. The first section may be a non-sterile section and the second section may be a sterile section of the surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Dirk A. van der Merwe, David D. B. Cannan, Keith D. Violette
  • Patent number: 11939237
    Abstract: A fluid vapor distillation system. The system includes a control system for controlling a fluid vapor distillation apparatus including a blow down controller for controlling a blow down valve, a source flow controller for controlling a source flow valve, and a blow down level sensor in communication with a blow down controller and a source flow controller, the blow down level sensor sends signals related to the blow down level to the blow down controller and the source flow controller indicative of the blow down level, wherein the source flow controller actuates the source flow valve based at least on the blow down level sensor signals, and wherein the blow down controller actuates the blow down valve based at least on the blow down level sensor signals, whereby the blow down level and the source flow level are maintained using the blow down level sensor signals as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Ryan K. LaRocque, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Andrew A. Schnellinger, Prashant Bhat, Otis L. Clapp, Stanley B. Smith, III, Stephen M. Ent
  • Patent number: 11906314
    Abstract: A waypoint selection system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store instructions thereon; and a processor connected to the non-transitory computer readable medium. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for obtaining information related to a current pose of a vehicle; obtaining a plurality of waypoints between the current pose and a destination pose; and receiving obstacle information. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for determining a first waypoint cost for a first waypoint of the plurality of waypoints. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for selecting the first waypoint in response to the first waypoint cost satisfying a predetermined condition. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for outputting the selected first waypoint and all waypoints of the plurality of waypoints between the first waypoint and the current pose to a controller in response to selecting of the first waypoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akhilesh Prashant Bhat
  • Patent number: 11884555
    Abstract: A fluid vapor distillation apparatus. The apparatus includes a source fluid input, and an evaporator condenser apparatus. The evaporator condenser apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical housing and a plurality of tubes in the housing. The source fluid input is fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser and the evaporator condenser transforms source fluid into steam and transforms compressed steam into product fluid. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a heat exchanger fluidly connected to the source fluid input and a product fluid output. The heat exchanger includes an outer tube and at least one inner tube. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a regenerative blower fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser. The regenerative blower compresses steam, and the compressed steam flows to the evaporative condenser where compressed steam is transformed into product fluid. The fluid vapor distillation apparatus also includes a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Ryan K. LaRocque, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Stephen M. Ent, Andrew A. Schnellinger, Prashant Bhat, Stanley B. Smith, III, Otis L. Clapp
  • Patent number: 11826681
    Abstract: A fluid vapor distillation apparatus. The apparatus includes a source fluid input, and an evaporator condenser apparatus. The evaporator condenser apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical housing and a plurality of tubes in the housing. The source fluid input is fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser and the evaporator condenser transforms source fluid into steam and transforms compressed steam into product fluid. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a heat exchanger fluidly connected to the source fluid input and a product fluid output. The heat exchanger includes an outer tube and at least one inner tube. Also included in the fluid vapor distillation apparatus is a regenerative blower fluidly connected to the evaporator condenser. The regenerative blower compresses steam, and the compressed steam flows to the evaporative condenser where compressed steam is transformed into product fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partneship
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Prashant Bhat, Ryan K. LaRocque, Otis L. Clapp, Andrew A. Schnellinger, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Stanley B. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20230252769
    Abstract: A deep learning-based method for self-supervised online knowledge distillation to improve the representation quality of the smaller models in neural network. The method is completely self-supervised, i.e. knowledge is distilled during the pretraining stage in the absence of labels. Said method comprises the step of using a single-stage online knowledge distillation wherein at least two models collaboratively and simultaneously learn from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Prashant Bhat, Elahe Arani, Bahram Zonooz
  • Patent number: 11679044
    Abstract: A powered balancing mobility device that can provide the user the ability to safely navigate expected environments of daily living including the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and to climb curbs, stairs, and other obstacles, and to travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. The mobility device can provide elevated, balanced travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stewart M. Coulter, Brian G. Gray, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Susan D. Dastous, Daniel F. Pawlowski, Dean Kamen, David B. Doherty, Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David J. Couture, Matthew B. Kinberger, Catharine N. Flynn, Elizabeth Rousseau, Thomas A. Doyon, Ryan Adams, Prashant Bhat, Bob Peret
  • Publication number: 20230169886
    Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Karol, Jason Michael Overson, William Daniel Hunt, Jacob William Scarpaci, Andrew Stephen Coll, Gregory Needel, Yuuki Gil Crowley, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Grant A. Peret
  • Publication number: 20230085055
    Abstract: A waypoint selection system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store instructions thereon; and a processor connected to the non-transitory computer readable medium. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for obtaining information related to a current pose of a vehicle; obtaining a plurality of waypoints between the current pose and a destination pose; and receiving obstacle information. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for determining a first waypoint cost for a first waypoint of the plurality of waypoints. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for selecting the first waypoint in response to the first waypoint cost satisfying a predetermined condition. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for outputting the selected first waypoint and all waypoints of the plurality of waypoints between the first waypoint and the current pose to a controller in response to selecting of the first waypoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventor: Akhilesh Prashant BHAT
  • Publication number: 20230003174
    Abstract: A Stirling cycle machine with a liquid fuel/gaseous fuel burner. The burner may include a preheater to capture the thermal energy of the exhaust. The burner directs the preheated air to each burner head, where it enters a prechamber. Each burner head includes a fuel nozzle that directs liquid or gaseous fuel into the prechamber. The prechamber is fluidically connected to a combustion chamber via a prechamber nozzle that has a smaller opening than the prechamber. The burner head ignites the fuel air mixture in the prechamber with an ignitor located above or within the prechamber. The flame is initially lit as a diffusion flame in the prechamber. The flame is pushed out of the prechamber into the combustion chamber by an increased air flow rate. The liquid fuel from the nozzle now evaporates in the prechamber and forms a prevaporized flame in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Prashant Bhat, Stanley B. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 11521517
    Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Karol, Jason Michael Overson, William Daniel Hunt, Jacob William Scarpaci, Andrew Stephen Coll, Gregory Needel, Yuuki Gil Crowley, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Grant A. Peret
  • Publication number: 20220378632
    Abstract: A powered balancing mobility device that can provide the user the ability to safely navigate expected environments of daily living including the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and to climb curbs, stairs, and other obstacles, and to travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. The mobility device can provide elevated, balanced travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Stewart M. Coulter, Brian G. Gray, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Susan D. Dastous, Daniel F. Pawlowski, Bob Peret, Dean Kamen, Derek G. Kane, David Doherty, Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David J. Couture, Matthew J. Myers, Matthew B. Kinberger, Constance D. Pitenis, Allison E. Key-Wallace, David E. Collins, Erik N. Sabin, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Catharine N. Flynn, Elizabeth Rousseau, Thomas A. Doyon, Dale B. McGrath, Ryan Adams, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway, David J. Meehan, Tania M. F. Zirn, Paul R. Curtin, Zachary E. Cranfield, James J. Dattolo, Atlant G. Schmidt, III, Steven B. Meuse, George W. Marchant, JR., Jeffrey C. Marrion
  • Publication number: 20220340448
    Abstract: A water vapor distillation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan K. LaRocque, John M. Kerwin, Michael A. Baker, Aaditya Ravindran, Prashant Bhat, Sean T. McCauley, Benjamin E. Colburn, Shannon Prescott, Brian Gray
  • Patent number: 11448158
    Abstract: A Stirling cycle machine with a liquid fuel/gaseous fuel burner. The burner may include a preheater to capture the thermal energy of the exhaust. The burner directs the preheated air to each burner head, where it enters a prechamber. Each burner head includes a fuel nozzle that directs liquid or gaseous fuel into the prechamber. The prechamber is fluidically connected to a combustion chamber via a prechamber nozzle that has a smaller opening than the prechamber. The burner head ignites the fuel air mixture in the prechamber with an ignitor located above or within the prechamber. The flame is initially lit as a diffusion flame in the prechamber. The flame is pushed out of the prechamber into the combustion chamber by an increased air flow rate. The liquid fuel from the nozzle now evaporates in the prechamber and forms a prevaporized flame in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: New Power Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Prashant Bhat, Stanley B. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 11399995
    Abstract: A powered balancing mobility device that can provide the user the ability to safely navigate expected environments of daily living including the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and to climb curbs, stairs, and other obstacles, and to travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. The mobility device can provide elevated, balanced travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stewart M. Coulter, Brian G. Gray, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Susan D. Dastous, Daniel F. Pawlowski, Bob Peret, Dean Kamen, Derek G. Kane, Dave Doherty, Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David J. Couture, Matthew J. Myers, Matthew B. Kinberger, Constance D. Pitenis, Allison E. Key-Wallace, David E. Collins, Erik N. Sabin, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Catharine N. Flynn, Elizabeth Rousseau, Thomas A. Doyon, Dale B. McGrath, Ryan Adams, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway, David J. Meehan, Tania M. F. Zirn, Paul R. Curtin, Zachary E. Cranfield, James J. Dattolo, Atlant G. Schmidt, III, Steven B. Meuse, George W. Marchant, Jr., Jeffrey C. Marrion
  • Publication number: 20220227640
    Abstract: A water vapor distillation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan K. LaRocque, John M. Kerwin, Michael A. Baker, Aaditya Ravindran, Prashant Bhat, Sean T. McCauley, Benjamin E. Colburn, Shannon Prescott, Brian G. Gray
  • Patent number: D981957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David E. Collins, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway
  • Patent number: D996485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Sooshin Choi, Thomas A. Doyon, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Prashant Bhat, Michael J. Slate, Justin M. Whitney, Daniel B. Finnegan, Spencer Trafton
  • Patent number: D997222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Thomas A. Doyon, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Prashant Bhat, Michael J. Slate, Justin M. Whitney, Daniel B. Finnegan, Sooshin Choi, Spencer Trafton