Patents by Inventor Robert Pederson

Robert Pederson 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: 20150093287
    Abstract: A a titanium alloy can be applied on a substrate by one of melting, welding, and depositing said titanium alloy on said substrate and solidifying said deposited or molten titanium alloy. Further, 0.01-0.4 weight % Boron can be added to said titanium alloy before or during said melting, welding or depositing said titanium alloy on said substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
    Inventors: Robert Pederson, Frank Skystedt
  • Patent number: 8480143
    Abstract: A bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle comprises a bumper beam for connection to a frame of the vehicle and an energy absorbing component extending laterally adjacent a front surface of the bumper beam. The energy absorbing component comprises a plurality of laterally-spaced bands, each band comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a forward wall. The bands are connected along adjacent rear edges of the upper walls and/or adjacent rear edges of the lower walls, such that the bands are decoupled from one another forward of the rear edges. This construction allows the bands to deform individually during a pedestrian collision, the upper and lower walls buckling to absorb energy in an optimum manner. The energy absorbing component may be attached to the bumper beam by upper and/or lower lateral strips have mounting features for fitting into interference-fit engagement with mating features on the bumper beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Miinshiou Huang, James Chih Cheng, Marwan Ahmad Elbkaily, Chunyu Wang, James Robert Pederson
  • Publication number: 20130117133
    Abstract: This invention details systems and methods for users in an online marketplace to easily enter one or more items using a smartphone or other compatible mobile device, then uploading the newly entered item(s) in a batch upload process directly onto the online marketplace. One aspect of the invention describes the process of using a mobile device to photograph or add images and easily capture the primary information needed for an ad listing. The process of capturing the detailed information utilizes a mobile device's voice recognition technology as an alternative to the device's keypad to streamline the data entry process. A second aspect of the invention details the system's process of batch uploading the final items directly into the online marketplace. The final aspect of the invention describes the process whereby a user may later login to the web-based system to edit or add optional details to the ad listing if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Karim PIRANI, Douglas BREWER, Robert PEDERSON, Alma QUINN, Patrick PETERHANS
  • Publication number: 20120146347
    Abstract: A bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle comprises a bumper beam for connection to a frame of the vehicle and an energy absorbing component extending laterally adjacent a front surface of the bumper beam. The energy absorbing component comprises a plurality of laterally-spaced bands, each band comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a forward wall. The bands are connected along adjacent rear edges of the upper walls and/or adjacent rear edges of the lower walls, such that the bands are decoupled from one another forward of the rear edges. This construction allows the bands to deform individually during a pedestrian collision, the upper and lower walls buckling to absorb energy in an optimum manner. The energy absorbing component may be attached to the bumper beam by upper and/or lower lateral strips have mounting features for fitting into interference-fit engagement with mating features on the bumper beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Miinshiou Huang, James Chih Cheng, Marwan Ahmad Elbkaily, Chunyu Wang, James Robert Pederson
  • Publication number: 20060230764
    Abstract: An afterburner apparatus that utilizes a novel swirl generator for rapidly and efficiently atomizing, vaporizing, as necessary, and mixing a fuel and an oxidant. The swirl generator converts an oxidant flow into a turbulent, three-dimensional flowfield into which the fuel is introduced. The swirl generator effects a toroidal outer recirculation zone and a central recirculation zone, which is positioned within the outer recirculation zone. These recirculation zones are configured in a backward-flowing manner that carries heat and combustion byproducts upstream where they are employed to continuously ignite a combustible fuel/oxidizer mixture in adjacent shear layers. The recirculation zones accelerate flame propagation to allow afterburning to be completed in a relatively short length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Stephen Schmotolocha, Donald Morris, Robert Pederson, Raymond Edelman, Calvin Morrison
  • Patent number: 7059375
    Abstract: A device for applying wallpaper borders to walls and ceilings, which is anchored in place by conventional pin means pushed through holes in the surface of the device, for hands free maneuverability. The device is preferably composed of plastic which is waterproof easily cleaned, safe, and durable. The device is either transparent or made of mesh material, so the user can see when the wallpaper border is nearing its end without having to stop the application process. Handles of varying lengths adjust to wall and ceiling measurements, while the device's cup's length can vary to adjust to different widths of wallpaper border. A cap with a notched rim can also be fitted on the device to secure the wallpaper border inside the device. The device is easy enough for a novice to use and also creates an error free finish suitable for professional use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Pederson, James Cicconi
  • Publication number: 20050178104
    Abstract: A ramjet powered device that utilizes a novel swirl generator for rapidly and efficiently atomizing, vaporizing, as necessary, and mixing a fuel into an oxidant. The swirl generator converts an oxidant flow into a turbulent, three-dimensional flowfield into which the fuel is introduced. The swirl generator effects a toroidal outer recirculation zone and an inner central recirculation zone, both of which are configured in a backward-flowing manner that carries heat and combustion byproducts upstream where they are employed to continuously ignite a combustible fuel/oxidizer mixture in adjacent shear layers and stabilizes flame propagation and accelerates combustion throughout the entire combustor. The swirl generator provides smooth combustion with no instabilities and minimum total pressure losses and enables significant reductions in the L/D ratio of the combustor. Other benefits include simplicity, reliability, wide flammability limits and high combustion efficiency and thrust performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Schmotolocha, Robert Pederson, Calvin Morrison, Raymond Edelman, Donald Morris
  • Publication number: 20050081508
    Abstract: A combined-cycle engine having at least one core engine and at least one ramjet engine. The ramjet utilizes a novel swirl generator for rapidly and efficiently atomizing, vaporizing, as necessary, and mixing a fuel into an oxidant. The swirl generator converts an oxidant flow into a turbulent, three-dimensional flowfield into which the fuel is introduced. The swirl generator effects a toroidal outer recirculation zone and an inner central recirculation zone, both of which are configured in a backward-flowing manner that carries heat and combustion byproducts upstream where they are employed to continuously ignite a combustible fuel/oxidizer mixture in adjacent shear layers, which accelerate flame propagation throughout the core flowfield. The swirl generator provides smooth combustion with no instabilities and minimum total pressure losses and enables significant reductions in the L/D ratio of the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Raymond Edelman, Calvin Morrison, Robert Pederson, Donald Morris, Stephen Schmotolocha
  • Publication number: 20040163753
    Abstract: A device for applying wallpaper borders to walls and ceilings, which is anchored in place by conventional pin means pushed through holes in the surface of the device, for hands free maneuverability. The device is preferably composed of plastic which is waterproof, easily cleaned, safe, and durable. The device is either transparent or made of mesh material, so the user can see when the wallpaper border is nearing its end without having to stop the application process. Handles of varying lengths adjust to wall and ceiling measurements, while the device's cup's length can vary to adjust to different widths of wallpaper border. A cap with a notched rim can also be fitted on the device to secure the wallpaper border inside the device. The device is easy enough for a novice to use and also creates an error free finish suitable for professional use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Pederson, James Cicconi