Patents by Inventor Richard Schmidt

Richard Schmidt 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: 20220201059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of aggregating content streams. The method may include receiving, using a communication unit, a plurality of content streams from a plurality of mobile devices. Further, each of the plurality of mobile devices may include at least one recorder configured to generate a content stream. Furthermore, each of the plurality of content streams may be associated with at least one metadata. Additionally, the method may include analyzing, using a processing unit, the at least one metadata. Further, the method may include aggregating, using the processing unit, the plurality of content streams into an aggregated content stream container based on a result of the analyzing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Oesterreicher, Jonathan Hessing, Zunair Ukani, Austin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11344899
    Abstract: A wear-levelling apparatus (124) for a cyclone (100) includes: an upper section (128) defining an upper portion of a frusto-conical channel configured to receive material for delivery to a lower portion of the channel; a bearing assembly connected to the upper section; and a lower section (132) coupled to the upper section by the bearing assembly to permit rotation of the lower section about an axis of the channel; the lower section defining a lower portion of the channel configured to receive the material from the upper portion for discharge toward an outlet (120) of the cyclone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Mike Swintak, Mark Schmidt, Vladimir Pajic, Richard Haight, Ronald Stark, Edwin Siu
  • Publication number: 20220146122
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides materials and methods related to passive cooling systems. In particular, the present disclosure provides a condensorator heat exchanger with a single microchannel coil that integrates the evaporator and condenser into one assembly. The passive heat exchanger systems of the present disclosure provide enhanced cooling capacity and airflow in environments ranging from outdoor electronic enclosures to commercial and residential buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dantherm Cooling, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Charles Stegall, Jodi Elizabeth Humphries, Charles Richard Schmidt, Jr., Troy F. Berg, Osbaldi Boekhoudt
  • Publication number: 20220150593
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220145798
    Abstract: An interdigitated turbine assembly for a gas turbine engine, the interdigitated turbine assembly including a first turbine rotor assembly interdigitated with a second turbine rotor assembly. A first static frame is positioned forward of the first turbine rotor assembly and the second turbine rotor assembly. The first turbine rotor assembly is operably coupled to an inner rotatable component of a gear assembly. The second turbine rotor assembly is operably coupled to an outer rotatable component of the gear assembly. The static structure is connected to the first static frame. A driveshaft is operably coupled to the outer rotatable component. A first bearing assembly is operably coupled to the driveshaft and the first static frame. A second bearing assembly is operably coupled to the first static frame and first turbine rotor assembly. A third bearing assembly is operably coupled to the first turbine rotor assembly and the second turbine rotor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Narayanan Payyoor, Peeyush Pankaj, Richard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220119123
    Abstract: A propulsion system for an aircraft including a core engine connected to a forward frame and a turbine frame assembly, and an aft frame assembly is connected by a turbine casing to the core engine aft of the turbine frame assembly. A core cowl surrounds the core engine, wherein the core cowl is connected to the forward frame. A plurality of cowl mount links selectively loads the core cowl to the aft frame assembly and the turbine frame assembly, wherein the plurality of cowl mount links is each loaded by deflection of the core engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Narayanan Payyoor, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11291501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems for use for radio frequency ablation. The systems can include one or more of an ablation tool, power source for use with the ablation tool and a backstop for use in conjunction with the ablation tool during surgical procedures. Preferred ablation tools comprise a series of three or more blade-shaped electrodes disposed in a linear, curved, curvilinear or circular array. The backstops are useful for reducing direct physical and thermal heat transfer injuries to the patient or surgeon during procedures using radiofrequency (RF) ablation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Medical Engineering Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Charles Southwell, Joshua Cook, Tim Holzmann, David Strait, Richard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220098999
    Abstract: A casing for a bearing of a gas turbine engine includes a shaft extending along an axial direction. The casing includes an attachment feature at a radially outermost portion of the casing. The attachment feature is configured to be coupled to a static frame of the gas turbine engine. The casing further includes a plurality of support arms extend from the attachment feature to a radially innermost portion of the casing. At least one support arm of the plurality of support arms defines an internal cavity. Further, the radially innermost portion of the casing is configured to be coupled to an outer race of the bearing. The casing additionally includes a reinforcing member housed at least partially within the internal cavity of at least one support arm. Moreover, the reinforcing member includes a shape memory alloy material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Ravindra Shankar Ganiger, Praveen Sharma, Shivam Mittal, Bhujabal Prashant Mahadeo, Weize Kang, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11280219
    Abstract: A rotor support system for a gas turbine engine includes a rotatable drum rotor and a non-rotatable support casing. The rotor support system includes a bearing assembly configured for positioning between the rotatable drum rotor and the non-rotatable support casing. The bearing assembly includes, at least, a stationary support frame and a rotatable race. Further, the rotatable race is configured to engage the rotatable drum rotor at separate and discrete locations that are circumferentially spaced apart around the rotatable drum rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shashank Suresh Puranik, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, Richard Schmidt, Peeyush Pankaj, Narayanan Payyoor
  • Publication number: 20210381435
    Abstract: A power transmission system includes a shaft, a stator disposed within the shaft and substantially concentric with the shaft; and at least one supporting element positioned between the stator and the shaft and configured to support the shaft on the stator to reduce a vibration of the shaft and allow the shaft to rotate relative to the stator. A gas turbine engine including the power transmission system is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Weize KANG, Richard Alan WESLING, Tod Robert STEEN, Richard SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20210355796
    Abstract: A propellant container for a perforating gun includes a lower cap, one or more pieces of propellant positioned within the lower cap, wherein at least one of the one or more pieces of propellant defines one or more through-holes, and an upper cap matable with the lower cap to secure the one or more pieces of propellant within the lower cap. A filler material is present within interstitial spaces between the one or more pieces of propellant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: The GasGun, LLC
    Inventors: Adam C. Schmidt, Jaia D. Schmidt, Richard A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11131244
    Abstract: A power transmission system includes a shaft, a stator disposed within the shaft and substantially concentric with the shaft; and at least one supporting element positioned between the stator and the shaft and configured to support the shaft on the stator to reduce a vibration of the shaft and allow the shaft to rotate relative to the stator. A gas turbine engine including the power transmission system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Weize Kang, Richard Alan Wesling, Tod Robert Steen, Richard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210278551
    Abstract: Hybrid subtractive-additive production of a superconducting multi-layer transition-edge sensor includes: forming a superconductor layer; forming a patterning photoresist on the superconductor layer; forming a sensor pattern in the patterning photoresist; subtractively forming, from the superconductor layer, the superconductor sensor layer; removing the patterning photoresist from the superconductor sensor layer; forming a template photoresist on the superconductor sensor layer; forming an inverse normal metal layer pattern in the template photoresist and exposing a bilayer portion of the superconductor sensor layer for addition of a normal metal layer; and additively forming the normal metal layer on the superconductor sensor layer such that the sensor pattern is interposed between the normal metal layer and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Richard Schmidt, Joel Calvin Weber
  • Patent number: 11105223
    Abstract: A casing for a bearing of a gas turbine engine includes a shaft extending along an axial direction. The casing includes an attachment feature at a radially outermost portion of the casing. The attachment feature is configured to be coupled to a static frame of the gas turbine engine. The casing further includes a plurality of support arms extend from the attachment feature to a radially innermost portion of the casing. At least one support arm of the plurality of support arms defines an internal cavity. Further, the radially innermost portion of the casing is configured to be coupled to an outer race of the bearing. The casing additionally includes a reinforcing member housed at least partially within the internal cavity of at least one support arm. Moreover, the reinforcing member includes a shape memory alloy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ravindra Shankar Ganiger, Praveen Sharma, Shivam Mittal, Bhujabal Prashant Mahadeo, Weize Kang, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11098592
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a spool; and a turbine section including a turbine and a turbine center frame. The turbine includes a first plurality of turbine rotor blades and a second plurality of turbine rotor blades alternatingly spaced along an axial direction and rotatable with one another. The turbomachine also includes a first support member, the first plurality of turbine rotor blades coupled to the spool through the first support member; a second support member, the second plurality of turbine rotor blades supported by the second support member; and a bearing assembly including a first bearing and a second bearing, the first bearing and the second bearing each rotatably supporting the second support member and each being supported by the turbine center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Shashank Suresh Puranik, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, Christopher Charles Glynn, Richard Schmidt, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal
  • Patent number: 11073005
    Abstract: A propellant container for a perforating gun includes a lower cap, one or more pieces of propellant positioned within the lower cap, wherein at least one of the one or more pieces of propellant defines one or more through-holes, and an upper cap matable with the lower cap to secure the one or more pieces of propellant within the lower cap. A filler material is present within interstitial spaces between the one or more pieces of propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The GasGun, LLC
    Inventors: Adam C. Schmidt, Jaia D. Schmidt, Richard A. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210156256
    Abstract: A damper seal for a turbomachine includes an annular body having an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface separated by a thickness. As such, the inner circumferential surface may define a plurality of cavities arranged into a plurality of circumferential rows and at least one partition positioned between at least two of the plurality of cavities. In addition, the inner circumferential surface may further define at least one plenum arranged between two of the plurality of circumferential rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Peeyush Pankaj, Narayanan Payyoor, Richard Schmidt, Bugra Han Ertas
  • Publication number: 20210156279
    Abstract: A rotor support system for a gas turbine engine includes a rotatable drum rotor and a non-rotatable support casing. The rotor support system includes a bearing assembly configured for positioning between the rotatable drum rotor and the non-rotatable support casing. The bearing assembly includes, at least, a stationary support frame and a rotatable race. Further, the rotatable race is configured to engage the rotatable drum rotor at separate and discrete locations that are circumferentially spaced apart around the rotatable drum rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shashank Suresh Puranik, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, Richard Schmidt, Peeyush Pankaj, Narayanan Payyoor
  • Patent number: 11002335
    Abstract: A controllable magneto-rheological device includes an annular cylinder formed by inner and outer walls connected at first and second opposing ends and forming an inner shaft configured to receive an operational component of an engine, generator or other device including one or more rotating structures. A magneto-rheological fluid is provided to fill a volume between the inner and outer walls of the annular cylinder. A plurality of electro-magnetic coils are positioned around the outer wall of the annular cylinder. One or more current controllers are coupled to the plurality of electro-magnetic coils for introducing a current through each of the electro-magnetic coils and corresponding magnetic flux through the magneto-rheological fluid. A level of current provided to each of the plurality of electro-magnetic coils directly affects the viscosity of the magneto-rheological fluid and thus the stiffness and damping levels of the controllable magneto-rheological device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shuvajyoti Ghosh, Narayanan Payyoor, Surender Reddy Bhavanam, Richard Schmidt, Tod Robert Steen
  • Publication number: 20210040865
    Abstract: A casing for a bearing of a gas turbine engine includes a shaft extending along an axial direction. The casing includes an attachment feature at a radially outermost portion of the casing. The attachment feature is configured to be coupled to a static frame of the gas turbine engine. The casing further includes a plurality of support arms extend from the attachment feature to a radially innermost portion of the casing. At least one support arm of the plurality of support arms defines an internal cavity. Further, the radially innermost portion of the casing is configured to be coupled to an outer race of the bearing. The casing additionally includes a reinforcing member housed at least partially within the internal cavity of at least one support arm. Moreover, the reinforcing member includes a shape memory alloy material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ravindra Shankar Ganiger, Praveen Sharma, Shivam Mittal, Bhujabal Prashant Mahadeo, Weize Kang, Richard Schmidt