Patents by Inventor Robert Bass

Robert Bass 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: 20200080341
    Abstract: Some of the inventive concepts described herein include a data key having a computer readable medium containing information indicative of a bitting pattern for a master key. The bitting pattern on the data key may be downloadable to a key cutting device to cut a duplicate key that has the same bitting pattern as the master key. In addition, a method of creating a data key is also provided herein. The method includes identifying a type of key; identifying a bitting pattern; and storing the type of key blank required and bitting pattern to be cut in the key blank on a computer readable medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Sandra Dively, Robert Steinberg, Richard W. Ryai
  • Publication number: 20200016668
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with a key duplication machine are described. In one embodiment, an assembly for duplicating a master key includes an optical imaging device, a logic, a clamping assembly, and a cutting member. The optical imaging device is capable of capturing an optical image of at least a portion of the master key. The logic is capable of determining a key pattern of the master key from the optical image of the master key. The clamping assembly is capable of clamping a key blank and the cutting member is capable of cutting a key pattern into said key blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, William R. Mutch, Richard W. Ryai, SR., Chester O.D. Thompson, Robert E. Drake, Randall A. Porras
  • Publication number: 20190375285
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10480214
    Abstract: Some of the inventive concepts described herein include a data key having a computer readable medium containing information indicative of a bitting pattern for a master key. The bitting pattern on the data key may be downloadable to a key cutting device to cut a duplicate key that has the same bitting pattern as the master key. In addition, a method of creating a data key is also provided herein. The method includes identifying a type of key; identifying a bitting pattern; and storing the type of key blank required and bitting pattern to be cut in the key blank on a computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HY-KO PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Sandra Dively, Robert Steinberg, Richard W. Ryai
  • Patent number: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10421133
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with a key duplication machine are described. In one embodiment, an assembly for duplicating a master key includes an optical imaging device, a logic, a clamping assembly, and a cutting member. The optical imaging device is capable of capturing an optical image of at least a portion of the master key. The logic is capable of determining a key pattern of the master key from the optical image of the master key. The clamping assembly is capable of clamping a key blank and the cutting member is capable of cutting a key pattern into said key blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hy-Ko Products Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, William R. Mutch, Richard W. Ryai, Sr., Chester O. D. Thompson, Robert E. Drake, Randall A. Porras
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10224120
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor scram control system for a nuclear reactor includes a solenoid pilot valve (SSPV). The SSPV includes a solenoid indicator light electrically coupled to an SSPV solenoid of the SSPV. The solenoid indicator light may be selectively activated based on an energization state of the SSPV solenoid, thereby providing an immediate and visually observable indication of the SSPV energization state. The immediate and visually observable indication of the SSPV energization state may enable quicker and more reliable verification of SSPV solenoid energization state. As a result, operator radiation exposure associated with verification may be reduced, and a risk of inadvertent nuclear reactor scram based on a de-energized SSPV solenoid may be reduced, thus streamlined nuclear reactor operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Bass, Ted Gordon Bahensky, Sean Wilson Miers, Robert A. Ayer
  • Patent number: 9903599
    Abstract: A fluid feed system cover with an integrated funnel. A fluid feed system includes a reservoir and equipment installed on a top surface of the reservoir. The top surface of the reservoir also has a fill hole for replenishing the reservoir. A cover is installed on top of the reservoir, protecting the equipment. A funnel integrated into the cover extends into, or to just above, the reservoir fill hole, making it possible to replenish the reservoir without removing the cover. A manway is used to cover the upper opening of the funnel when reservoir replenishment is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: J.L. Wingert Company
    Inventors: Robert Bass, Hratch Nuyujukian
  • Publication number: 20170162279
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor scram control system for a nuclear reactor includes a solenoid pilot valve (SSPV). The SSPV includes a solenoid indicator light electrically coupled to an SSPV solenoid of the SSPV. The solenoid indicator light may be selectively activated based on an energization state of the SSPV solenoid, thereby providing an immediate and visually observable indication of the SSPV energization state. The immediate and visually observable indication of the SSPV energization state may enable quicker and more reliable verification of SSPV solenoid energization state. As a result, operator radiation exposure associated with verification may be reduced, and a risk of inadvertent nuclear reactor scram based on a de-energized SSPV solenoid may be reduced, thus streamlined nuclear reactor operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: John Robert BASS, Ted Gordon BAHENSKY, Sean Wilson MIERS, Robert A. AYER
  • Publication number: 20160257459
    Abstract: A fluid feed system cover with an integrated funnel. A fluid feed system includes a reservoir and equipment installed on a top surface of the reservoir. The top surface of the reservoir also has a fill hole for replenishing the reservoir. A cover is installed on top of the reservoir, protecting the equipment. A funnel integrated into the cover extends into, or to just above, the reservoir fill hole, making it possible to replenish the reservoir without removing the cover. A manway is used to cover the upper opening of the funnel when reservoir replenishment is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Bass, Hratch Nuyujukian
  • Patent number: 8727738
    Abstract: A jet pump assembly according to an example embodiment of the present invention includes an inlet body arranged in proximity with a throat structure so as to provide an entrainment entrance between a discharge end of the inlet body and the throat structure. A drive flow of a motive fluid is supplied at a first velocity to the inlet body and is discharged through at least one nozzle at a higher second velocity, thereby creating a pressure drop in the throat structure. The pressure drop facilitates a first entrained flow of suction fluid into the entrainment entrance and a second entrained flow of suction fluid through at least one channel passing through the inlet body. The at least one channel is configured such that the second entrained flow is isolated from the drive flow while passing through the inlet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Bass, Phillip G. Ellison, Bobby Malone, Jin Yan
  • Patent number: 8459123
    Abstract: Micro-opto-mechanical chemical sensors and methods for simultaneously detecting and discriminating between a variety of vapor-phase analytes. One embodiment of the sensor is a photonic microharp chemical sensor with an array of closely spaced microbridges, each differing slightly in length and coated with a different sorbent polymer. The microbridges can be excited photothermally, and the microbridges can be optically interrogated using microcavity interferometry. Other actuation methods include piezoelectric, piezoresistive, electrothermal, and magnetic. Other read-out techniques include using a lever arm and other interferometric techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Todd H. Stievater, William S Rabinovich, Nicolas A Papanicolaou, Robert Bass, Jennifer L Stepnowski, R Andrew McGill
  • Patent number: 8320603
    Abstract: An ear loop, and an assembly of an ear loop and ear bud, wherein the ear loop retains the shaft of the ear bud such that the position and angle of the ear bud relative to the ear loop can be adjusted axially and rotationally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Bass
  • Publication number: 20110052424
    Abstract: A jet pump assembly according to an example embodiment of the present invention includes an inlet body arranged in proximity with a throat structure so as to provide an entrainment entrance between a discharge end of the inlet body and the throat structure. A drive flow of a motive fluid is supplied at a first velocity to the inlet body and is discharged through at least one nozzle at a higher second velocity, thereby creating a pressure drop in the throat structure. The pressure drop facilitates a first entrained flow of suction fluid into the entrainment entrance and a second entrained flow of suction fluid through at least one channel passing through the inlet body. The at least one channel is configured such that the second entrained flow is isolated from the drive flow while passing through the inlet body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: John Robert Bass, Phillip G. Ellison, Bobby Malone, Jin Yan
  • Publication number: 20100139406
    Abstract: Micro-opto-mechanical chemical sensors and methods for simultaneously detecting and discriminating between a variety of vapor-phase analytes. One embodiment of the sensor is a photonic microharp chemical sensor with an array of closely spaced microbridges, each differing slightly in length and coated with a different sorbent polymer. The microbridges can be excited photothermally, and the microbridges can be optically interrogated using microcavity interferometry. Other actuation methods include piezoelectric, piezoresistive, electrothermal, and magnetic. Other read-out techniques include using a lever arm and other interferometric techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: The Government of the US. as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Todd H. Stievater, William S. Rabinovich, Nicolas A. Papanicolaou, Robert Bass, Jennifer L. Stepnowski, R. Andrew McGill
  • Publication number: 20100124349
    Abstract: An ear loop, and an assembly of an ear loop and ear bud, wherein the ear loop retains the shaft of the ear bud such that the position and angle of the ear bud relative to the ear loop can be adjusted axially and rotationally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Bass
  • Patent number: 7458488
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a portable carrying device that includes a housing, an elongated flexible strap extendable from the housing, and at least one rigid support arm attached to the housing and configured for supporting an article to be carried. The portable carrying device can include a coupler disposed on a first end of the elongated flexible strap and a mating structure disposed on a portion of the housing for releasably securing the coupler. The rigid support arm can be movable from a first position in which the rigid support arm is compactly stored relative to the housing, to a second position in which the rigid support arm is at least partially extended away from the housing. The housing can have at least one recess for receiving the rigid support arm and the rigid support arm can have a shape corresponding to the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Bass, John Bass
  • Publication number: 20070195612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating data samples for data analysis. The method includes imaging at least a portion of a first object having a target portion to generate a first image, analyzing the first image by running a first series of algorithms using the first image to generate a first algorithm value cache, removing the target portion from the first object to form a modified first object, imaging at least a portion of the modified first object to generate a second image, analyzing the second image by running the first series of algorithms using the second image to generate a second algorithm value cache, generating a transformed result by running a subtraction process using the first algorithm value cache and the second algorithm value cache, and storing the transformed result in a knowledge base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Intelliscience Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Brinson, Nicholas Middleton, William Naguszewski, Bryan Donaldson, Robert Bass
  • Publication number: 20070175674
    Abstract: A method for determining the significance of a term in a plurality of data products. The data products are stored on a single computer, at one or more locations over a computer-based network, or on the world wide web. The method determines the type of the data product. The data product is assigned a weight value based on a list of predetermined variables. A processor calculates a weight value for each term inside the data product. The weight value equals the weight value assigned to the data product added to the weight value of the term calculated based on a list of predetermined variables. The list of terms and calculated weight values are stored for each term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Intelliscience Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Brinson, Bryan Donaldson, Nicholas Middleton, Robert Bass, Harry Blakeslee