Patents by Inventor Robert Bryant

Robert Bryant 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: 10774679
    Abstract: An airfoil assembly for a turbine engine includes an airfoil with an outer wall having a pressure side and a suction side, the airfoil extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define a chord-wise direction and also extending radially between a root and a tip to define a span-wise direction. An aperture and at least one slot can define at least a portion of a release plane extending through the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Glynn Cotten, James Francis Brown, Theodore Robert Ingling, Tod Winton Davis, Gary Willard Bryant, Jr., Max Robert Farson
  • Publication number: 20200282135
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering fluid from a syringe to a subject using a pumping device of a flow control apparatus. The method includes locating the flow control apparatus on a horizontal support surface. Providing the syringe with a volume of fluid including a total amount of preferred nutrient and an amount of non-preferred nutrient liquid. Mounting the syringe relative to the flow control apparatus whereby the syringe is oriented in a generally vertical orientation such that an outlet of the syringe faces upward. Initiating operation of the pumping device to draw the fluid from the syringe for a duration of time to preferentially deliver at least a portion of the total amount of preferred nutrient in the fluid to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Kurt Schneider, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Emma C. Buckles, Michael C. Dorsey, Christopher A. Knauper, Ashanti Bryant, Meghan Fox, Jessica Watts Miller
  • Publication number: 20200261623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the unexpected discovery of 3D printed biomimetics of growth plate cartilage and methods using the same for the treatment of growth plate defects. In certain embodiments, the methods prevent the growth of bony bars at the site of growth plate injury, thereby preventing growth arrest and/or deformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Karin A. Payne, Stephanie Bryant, Virginia Ferguson, Nancy Hadley-Miller, Robert McLeod
  • Publication number: 20200215213
    Abstract: A control panel having a variety of potential applications that utilize ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light as a means of disinfection. In one embodiment, a human/machine interface (HMI) panel, such as a touchscreen or keypad uses a dynamically moveable multi-reflector assembly using UV-C light to disinfect its touch surfaces. The goal of integrating UV-C disinfection with an HMI works to provide a safe and effective dose of UV-C light to the panel's surface for the purpose of reducing the number of active pathogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Bryant, Cort Corwin, Glenn Clapp, Lee Karner, Robert Roossien, David Baarman, Esai Umeni
  • Publication number: 20200123910
    Abstract: An airfoil assembly for a turbine engine includes an airfoil with an outer wall having a pressure side and a suction side, the airfoil extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define a chord-wise direction and also extending radially between a root and a tip to define a span-wise direction. An aperture and at least one slot can define at least a portion of a release plane extending through the outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Stephanie Glynn Cotten, James Francis Brown, Theodore Robert Ingling, Tod Winton Davis, Gary Willard Bryant, JR., Max Robert Farson
  • Publication number: 20200040739
    Abstract: A shrouded impeller and a method of additively manufacturing the same are provided. In one example aspect, the shrouded impeller includes a hub and a shroud spaced from the hub. The shrouded impeller also includes a plurality of vanes extending between and connecting the hub and the shroud. The vanes are spaced circumferentially apart from one another. Flow passages are defined between adjacent vanes. In some implementations, the shrouded impeller is additively manufactured. During printing, one or more support structures are formed within and fill a portion of one or more of the flow passages to support the unsupported walls of the shrouded impeller, e.g., the shroud. Further, the support structures are removable from the shrouded impeller, e.g., after the shrouded impeller has been printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Robert Notarnicola, Christopher Michael Bryant, Stephen Joseph Waymeyer
  • Publication number: 20200033222
    Abstract: An example a method of manufacturing a film is provided. The method involves dissolving a backbone material in a non-aqueous solvent to form a non-aqueous solution. The method further involves adding the non-aqueous solution to an aqueous solution to form a liquid-liquid interface and injecting a particulate proximate to the liquid-liquid interface the non-aqueous solution is then evaporated to form a film containing the particulate. The film may be used in devices such as sensor devices for detecting hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Steven BRYANT, Bri (Holly) SEBASTIAN, Roberto J. PILONIETA, Viola BIRSS, Robert MAYALL
  • Patent number: 10375165
    Abstract: A system comprising a first host bus adapter coupled to a first Fiber Channel port and a remote manager associated with a second host bus adapter coupled to a second Fiber Channel port. The remote manager is operable to form a command to be sent by the second host bus adapter to the first host bus adapter via a Common Transport layer of a Fiber Channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Bill Bostick, Bill Daugherty, Minh Bryant, Alan Perelman, Robert H. Nixon, William Lasor
  • Publication number: 20180181591
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a real estate digital personal assistant by receiving a digital representation of an utterance by a real estate digital personal assistant based on at least an analysis of the utterance, providing a visual representation and an audio representation of the utterance, the utterance requesting to search classifiers associated with a real estate property. The method presents visually the utterance and then searches a network and real estate data sets to identify a plurality of eligible responses, each eligible response including: at least one digital image at least one classifiers and a speech, and wherein the speech is performed by a voice of a person or a simulated person then selecting one of the eligible responses and displaying a text explanation and offering an audio explanation performed by the real estate digital personal assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Bryant
  • Publication number: 20180144519
    Abstract: Enhancing digital photo images (digital photo image) with the identity of persons within the digital photo image, the digital photo image location or subject matter, the identity of an event sponsor or event location such as a sports facility or music event or slogan or logo. The digital photo image may be a still digital photo image or a video. The camera may be incorporated into devices including but not limited to a phone, tablet, eyeglass or watch. The enhanced digital photo image can be accessed by the user, preferably within minutes. The user may supply information to the media editor such as user's name, names of individual in the image, the users email address. The media editor may return a bar code image via MMS to facilitate the user collecting of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Alpha Event Marketing Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Didow, Robert Bryant
  • Patent number: 9239385
    Abstract: In a method of producing isotopes in a light water power reactor, one or more targets within the reactor may be irradiated under a neutron flux to produce one or more isotopes. The targets may be assembled into one or more fuel bundles that are to be loaded in a core of the reactor at a given outage. Power operations in the reactor irradiate the fuel bundles so as to generate desired isotopes, such as one or more radioisotopes at a desired specific activity or stable isotopes at a desired concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Russell Morgan Fawcett, Randy Peter Gonzales, Russell Patrick Higgins, Robert Bryant James, Michael Thomas Kiernan, William Earl Russell, II, Steven Bruce Shelton, David Grey Smith, Russell Edward Stachowski, Lukas Trosman
  • Publication number: 20150348663
    Abstract: In a method of producing isotopes in a light water power reactor, one or more targets within the reactor may be irradiated under a neutron flux to produce one or more isotopes. The targets may be assembled into one or more fuel bundles that are to be loaded in a core of the reactor at a given outage. Power operations in the reactor irradiate the fuel bundles so as to generate desired isotopes, such as one or more radioisotopes at a desired specific activity or stable isotopes at a desired concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Russell Morgan Fawcett, Randy Peter Gonzales, Russell Patrick Higgins, Robert Bryant James, Michael Thomas Kiernan, William Earl Russell, II, Steven Bruce Shelton, David Grey Smith, Russell Edward Stachowski, Lukas Trosman
  • Patent number: 9202598
    Abstract: A fuel bundle for a nuclear reactor core is provided. The fuel bundle may include a plurality of rods comprised of nuclear fuel rods and/or isotope production rods. Each rod includes a plurality of interconnected rod segments, wherein at least two of the rod segments of at least one rod have different outside diameters. The fuel bundle may additionally include a plurality of rod spacer grids securely retained between axially adjacent, interconnected rod segments. The rod spacer grids interconnected between axially adjacent rod segments form an array of substantially equally spaced rods. The fuel bundle may further include an elongate tubular channel in which the arrayed rods are housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: William Earl Russell, II, Christopher J. Monetta, John D. Fuller, Lukas Trosman, David Grey Smith, Carlton Wayne Clark, Robert Bryant James
  • Patent number: 8953731
    Abstract: In a method of producing isotopes in a light water power reactor, one or more targets within the reactor may be irradiated under a neutron flux to produce one or more isotopes. The targets may be assembled into one or more fuel bundles that are to be loaded in a core of the reactor at a given outage. Power operations in the reactor irradiate the fuel bundles so as to generate desired isotopes, such as one or more radioisotopes at a desired specific activity or stable isotopes at a desired concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Russell Morgan Fawcett, Randy Peter Gonzales, Russell Patrick Higgins, Robert Bryant James, Michael Thomas Kiernan, William Earl Russell, II, Steven Bruce Shelton, David Grey Smith, Russell Edward Stachowski, Lukas Trosman
  • Patent number: 8842801
    Abstract: A rod assembly for a fuel bundle of a nuclear reactor may include an upper end piece, lower end piece and a plurality of rod segments attached between the upper and lower end pieces and to each other so as to form an axial length of the rod assembly. The rod assembly may include an adaptor subassembly provided at given connection points for connecting adjacent rod segments or a given rod segment with one of the upper and lower end pieces. The connection points along the axial length of the rod assembly may be located where the rod assembly contacts a spacer in the fuel bundle. One (or more) of the rod segments may include an irradiation target therein for producing a desired isotope when a fuel bundle containing one (or more) rod assemblies is irradiated in a core of the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Russell Morgan Fawcett, Randy Peter Gonzales, Russell Patrick Higgins, Robert Bryant James, Michael Thomas Kiernan, William Earl Russell, II, Steven Bruce Shelton, David Grey Smith, Russell Edward Stachowski, Lukas Trosman
  • Patent number: 8821475
    Abstract: A method for delivering a target volume of fluid to a destination is provided. The method includes delivering a first volume of fluid to the destination in increments each having approximately a first incremental volume, the first volume of fluid being less than the target volume and delivering a second volume of fluid to the destination in increments each having approximately a second incremental volume, the second incremental volume being less than the first incremental volume, such that the sum of the first volume and the second volume is approximately equal to the target volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Carl Ray Distler, Gregory Lee Distler, Jason A. Demers, Geoffrey Spencer, Robert Bryant
  • Patent number: 8825239
    Abstract: A method for communicating data in a rail vehicle consist includes transmitting first data at a first rail vehicle of the consist over a power supply conductor to a second, different rail vehicle in the consist, where at least one rail vehicle of the consist receives direct electrical power from the power supply conductor. The method also includes monitoring the power supply conductor for second data at the first rail vehicle and receiving the second data over the power supply conductor at the first rail vehicle for use by a first system onboard the first rail vehicle. In one aspect, the transmitting step comprises transmitting the first data over one or more of a catenary line or a third rail that supplies the electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Cooper, Todd Goodermuth, David Peltz, David McKay, Scott C. Sherin, John Brand, Eugene Smith, David Teeter, Robert Bryant, Mark Kraeling
  • Patent number: D856486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BDR Thermea Group B.V.
    Inventors: Simon Daniel Bryant, Matthew Robert Broughton, Paulo Jorge Gomes Gois
  • Patent number: D866734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BDR THERMEA GROUP B.V.
    Inventors: Simon Daniel Bryant, Matthew Robert Broughton, Paulo Jorge Gomes Gois
  • Patent number: D867091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Kinsley Fording, Alexander Wade Ogle, Jonathan Bryant Grey, Robert Daniel Lyalls, Scott Andrew Suttle, Ludwin Miguel Mora, James Huang Lua