Patents by Inventor Robert Noble

Robert Noble 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: 20220074817
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions stored thereon, the instructions executable by one or more processors for calculating base swirl in a gas turbine; and calculating relative swirl in the gas turbine. Also, a method for gas turbine maintenance, comprising identifying a combustor in need of repair or replacement within a gas turbine; and repairing or replacing the combustor; wherein said identifying comprises calculating base swirl of the gas turbine and calculating relative swirl of the gas turbine in order to associate a gas path from a thermocouple to the combustor in need of repair or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Leonard Charles ANGELLO, Benjamin EMERSON, Timothy Charles LIEUWEN, David Robert NOBLE
  • Patent number: 11204303
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions stored thereon, the instructions executable by one or more processors for calculating base swirl in a gas turbine; and calculating relative swirl in the gas turbine. Also, a method for gas turbine maintenance, comprising identifying a combustor in need of repair or replacement within a gas turbine; and repairing or replacing the combustor; wherein said identifying comprises calculating base swirl of the gas turbine and calculating relative swirl of the gas turbine in order to associate a gas path from a thermocouple to the combustor in need of repair or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Charles Angello, Benjamin Emerson, Timothy Charles Lieuwen, David Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20210372330
    Abstract: A method for detecting blowout precursors in at least one gas turbine combustor comprising: receiving combustion dynamics acoustic data measured by an acoustic measuring device associated with the combustor in real time; performing wavelet analysis on the acoustic data using simplified Mexican Hat wavelet transform analysis; and determining the existence of a blowout precursor based at least in part on the wavelet analysis. Provided also is a system and a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to perform the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Leonard Charles ANGELLO, David Robert NOBLE, Andrew MUELLER, John Alexander MILTNER, Benjamin EMERSON, Scott SHEPPARD, Jared KEE, Timothy Charles LIEUWEN
  • Publication number: 20210371297
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising: (a) a principal phase that is provided by a layered mixed metal oxide having a rocksalt structure belonging to the R-3m space group; the layered mixed metal oxide comprising the following component elements: 45 to 55 atomic % lithium; 20 to 55 atomic % of one or more transition metals selected from the group consisting of chromium, manganese, iron, nickel, cobalt, and combinations thereof; and 0 to 25 atomic % of one or more additional dopant elements selected from the group consisting of: magnesium, calcium, strontium, titanium, zirconium, vanadium, copper, ruthenium, zinc, molybdenum, boron, aluminium, gallium, tin, lead, bismuth, lanthanum, cerium, gadolinium and europium; wherein said atomic % is expressed as a % of total atoms of said layered oxide, excluding oxygen; (b) a minor phase that is provided by a metal oxide that does not have the crystal structure of the layered mixed metal oxide, the minor phase comprising one or more of the transition metals contained in
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Laura Perkins, William Richardson, Louise Turner, Thomas Risbridger, Samuel Guerin, Brian Hayden, Owain Clark, Robert Noble, Jean-Philippe SouliƩ, Patrick Casey, Kyriakos Giagloglou
  • Publication number: 20210090165
    Abstract: A system and method for quoting a customer's eligibility for a financial product are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the system may include a memory storing instructions. The system may also include a processor configured to execute the instructions to: receive a quotation request from a client device associated with the customer, the quotation request including customer-identifying information; acquire, from a second source, information relating to a level of risk associated with the customer-identifying information; aggregate the customer-identifying information and the information relating to the level of risk; extract a plurality of variables from the aggregated data; determine an eligibility score based on the extracted variables and an eligibility model, the eligibility score indicating a likelihood of being approved for the financial product; and provide the eligibility score to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Lister, Gareth Thomas, Sam Boundy, Cheryl Renton, Heather Hackett, Robert Noble-Eddy, Sarah Pollicott
  • Publication number: 20200408639
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions stored thereon, the instructions executable by one or more processors for calculating base swirl in a gas turbine; and calculating relative swirl in the gas turbine. Also, a method for gas turbine maintenance, comprising identifying a combustor in need of repair or replacement within a gas turbine; and repairing or replacing the combustor; wherein said identifying comprises calculating base swirl of the gas turbine and calculating relative swirl of the gas turbine in order to associate a gas path from a thermocouple to the combustor in need of repair or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Leonard Charles ANGELLO, Benjamin EMERSON, Timothy Charles LIEUWEN, David Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20200355368
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium with instructions stored thereon, the instructions executable by one or more processors for selecting infrequent or frequent autotuning of a combustor; and determining the health of a combustor. Also, a method of monitoring a combustor within a gas turbine engine system, comprising providing a gas turbine engine system, wherein the gas turbine engine includes an autotuning system; selecting infrequent or frequent autotuning of the combustor; and determining the health of the combustor; wherein said determining the health of a combustor comprises receiving real-time fuel gas temperature data from at least one thermocouple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Leonard Charles ANGELLO, Benjamin EMERSON, Timothy Charles LIEUWEN, David Robert Noble, Jared KEE
  • Patent number: 10832319
    Abstract: A system and method for quoting a customer's eligibility for a financial product are disclosed. The system includes a memory storing instructions. The system also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to: receive a quotation request from a client device associated with the customer, the quotation request including customer-identifying information; acquire, from a second source, information relating to a level of risk associated with the customer-identifying information; aggregate the customer-identifying information and the information relating to the level of risk; extract a plurality of variables from the aggregated data; determine an eligibility score based on the extracted variables and an eligibility model, the eligibility score indicating a likelihood of being approved for the financial product; and provide the eligibility score to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Lister, Gareth Thomas, Sam Boundy, Cheryl Renton, Heather Hackett, Robert Noble-Eddy, Sarah Pollicott
  • Publication number: 20200206747
    Abstract: Some described examples relate to an apparatus for removing magnetically active particles from a fluid. The apparatus comprises at least one vessel for receiving a fluid comprising magnetically active or ferrous particles, and at least one electromagnet operable to produce a magnetic field within the vessel to act on the magnetically active or ferrous particles in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Romar International Limited
    Inventor: Robert NOBLE
  • Publication number: 20190120022
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may provide devices, systems and methods for modelling resource production for which there may be incomplete information and/or unknown parameters. In some embodiments, the method includes applying an analytical fracture model and reducing a the number of models to be matched in a set of potential subterranean formation models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan ZANON, David CAMPAGNA, Graham Andrew Robert NOBLE
  • Patent number: 10221556
    Abstract: A portable modular building structure that includes a plurality of sections assembled adjacent one another. The sections include molded fiberboard panels, that optionally include interior plenums. In an embodiment, each panel has an upwardly curving profile, and mirror-image sections are attached to one another via a fastener, that may include tape or other mechanical fastener. The sections are positioned end to end, with the number of sections determining the overall length of the structure. An optional end section of the structure may include wedge shaped sections positioned end to end, forming a curved end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOBLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20180127921
    Abstract: Building materials made of agricultural and other cellulosic byproducts and methods for their production. In production of these materials, cellulosic containing alloys are formed providing a slurry of the desired by-products, de-watered via a pressure press, optionally with several pressing and slurry application steps. The press optionally has desired properties, such as for acoustic engineering of the resulting panel. Resins are infused in the panels for desired water resistant or other properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Patent number: 9752960
    Abstract: A system and method for anomaly detection is provided. The system (100) and method (200) include utilizing one or more processors, such as in a server, for receiving (108) operational and dynamics data (104) from sensors associated with devices (102), filtering the data, establishing a set of baseline dynamics data and eliminating data dependencies (110). The system and method further include generating an expected level of data variation (112), identifying an anomaly based on a deviation of the device data from the baseline data normalized by the expected level of data variation (114), optionally correlating an anomaly with potential causes, and providing an output indicating an anomaly (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Angello, Tim Lieuwen, David Robert Noble, Brian Poole
  • Publication number: 20160207449
    Abstract: A U-turn signaling device for a vehicle for signaling that the driver is going to or is currently performing a U-turn. The U-turn signaling device includes a headlight assembly and a taillight assembly, wherein each light assembly includes a U-shaped light therein. A control circuit includes an activation device, a microprocessor, and the U-shaped lights of the light assemblies. Depending upon the embodiment, the activation device may be used to selectively or automatically illuminate the U-shaped lights so as to indicate to other drivers that the driver is performing a U-turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Noble, Chauncy Noble, Gerald Scott Parker, Frank Anthony Calabrese
  • Publication number: 20150051847
    Abstract: A system and method for anomaly detection is provided. The system (100) and method (200) include utilizing one or more processors, such as in a server, for receiving (108) operational and dynamics data (104) from sensors associated with devices (102), filtering the data, establishing a set of baseline dynamics data and eliminating data dependencies (110). The system and method further include generating an expected level of data variation (112), identifying an anomaly based on a deviation of the device data from the baseline data normalized by the expected level of data variation (114), optionally correlating an anomaly with potential causes, and providing an output indicating an anomaly (116).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard Angello, Tim Lieuwen, David Robert Noble, Brian Poole
  • Patent number: 8936699
    Abstract: A fiberboard panel is formed from at least one corrugated sheet of molded cellulose fiber material having alternating ribs and grooves. The corrugated sheet or panel is formed by a wet processing method including successive cold and hot press steps in which a wet mat is pressed between an opposing perforated platen and non-perforated, elastomeric material platen of cross-sectional shape substantially matching the desired panel shape and dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John F. Hunt, Timothy L. Newburn, Hongmei Gu
  • Publication number: 20150000216
    Abstract: A portable modular building structure that includes a plurality of sections assembled adjacent one another. The sections include molded fiberboard panels, that optionally include interior plenums. In an embodiment, each panel has an upwardly curving profile, and mirror-image sections are attached to one another via a fastener, that may include tape or other mechanical fastener. The sections are positioned end to end, with the number of sections determining the overall length of the structure. An optional end section of the structure may include wedge shaped sections positioned end to end, forming a curved end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20150004371
    Abstract: Composite panels including core layers of particular geometry and optional first and second skin layers. The components optionally are made from fiberboard material. The core has either a linear geometry or made from discrete elements. In exemplary embodiments, longitudinally extending voids extend through the panel. Electrical or mechanical conduits may be inserted through the longitudinally extending voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NOBLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20140308473
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure comprising a plurality of substantially planar sections and an adhesive layer. The planar sections are oriented in stacked relation with one another. The adhesive layer binds the sections in substantially fixed relation with one another. In exemplary embodiments, the sections may be formed from a single piece or from plural pieces. The three-dimensional structure is formed by positioning the respective sections on a retainer and affixing them in place in relation to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20140134394
    Abstract: A void containing structural member and method of fabrication that provides for structural elements, such as beams, columns and rafters of varying shapes containing voids within the structure. In one embodiment, cellulosic materials are used, a flange type of beam configuration is provided, which includes internal longitudinally extending voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Noble, Matthew Arrigo