Patents by Inventor Robert Pilgrim

Robert Pilgrim 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: 11394255
    Abstract: A device includes a first rotor segment and a second rotor segment, wherein the first rotor segment and the second rotor segment are configured to be directly coupled together about a shaft to form at least a portion of a unitary rotor. The device also includes a first stator segment and a second stator segment, wherein the first stator segment and the second stator segment are configured to be directly coupled together to form at least a portion of a unitary stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Duxion Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Ralph Pilgrim, Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, Jason Aspin, Dipesh Maharjan, Richard Robert Roper
  • Publication number: 20220150418
    Abstract: A system for stitching images together is disclosed. The images are sometimes referred to as frames, such as frames in a video sequence. The system comprises one or more imagers (e.g. cameras) that work in coordination with a matching amount of custom code modules. The system achieves image stitching using approximately one third the Field of View (FOV) of each imager (camera) and also by increasing the number of imagers to be above a predetermined threshold. The system displays these stitched images or frames on a computer monitor, either in a still-image context but also in a video-context. Normally these tasks would involve a great detail of computation, but the system achieves these effects while managing the computational load. In stitching the images together, it is sometimes necessary to introduce some image distortion (faceting) in the combined image. The system ensures no gaps in any captured view, and assists in achieving full situational awareness for a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Bevilacqua Research Corporation, Inc
    Inventors: Robert Pilgrim, Roy Brown, Chuck Bryant, Lee Gay, Glenn Hembree
  • Patent number: 11035338
    Abstract: A progressing cavity device operates as a motor to impart torque to a bit. A stator of the device defines an internal profile having uphole stages with a first dimension being less than a second dimension of downhole stage. A rotor has an external profile with a constant outer dimension along its length. Disposed in the stator, the rotor defines cavities with the stator and is rotatable with pumped fluid progressing in the cavities from the uphole to downhole to transfer torque to the drive toward the downhole end. Although the rotor is subjected at the downhole end to a reactive torque from the bit, the interference fit of the rotor's constant dimension with the stator's downhole stages is less than with the uphole stages, which can mitigate issues with heat buildup in the downhole stages. The device can also operates as a progressing cavity pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Harjinder Singh Parhar, Travis Lee Chometsky, Michael W. Kuhlman, Wayne Robert Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20200256311
    Abstract: A progressing cavity device operates as a motor to impart torque to a bit. A stator of the device defines an internal profile having uphole stages with a first dimension being less than a second dimension of downhole stage. A rotor has an external profile with a constant outer dimension along its length. Disposed in the stator, the rotor defines cavities with the stator and is rotatable with pumped fluid progressing in the cavities from the uphole to downhole to transfer torque to the drive toward the downhole end. Although the rotor is subjected at the downhole end to a reactive torque from the bit, the interference fit of the rotor's constant dimension with the stator's downhole stages is less than with the uphole stages, which can mitigate issues with heat buildup in the downhole stages. The device can also operates as a progressing cavity pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Harjinder Singh Parhar, Travis Lee Chometsky, Michael W. Kuhlman, Wayne Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 10351156
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a two-wheeled apparatus for transporting commercial appliance units on a rooftop or other location without the use of a crane or helicopter. The two-wheeled apparatus may include a chassis configured to support a load of a commercial appliance unit, the chassis comprising a first telescoping member and a second telescoping member. Further, the chassis may include a first mount positioned at a first end of the chassis and a second mount positioned at a second end of the chassis. A first wheel assembly may be coupled to the first distal end of the chassis by a first fixed axle and a second wheel assembly may be coupled to the second distal end of the chassis by a second fixed axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: John Robert Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20190145374
    Abstract: A progressing cavity device operates as a motor to impart torque to a bit. A stator of the device defines an internal profile having uphole stages with a first dimension being less than a second dimension of downhole stage. A rotor has an external profile with a constant outer dimension along its length. Disposed in the stator, the rotor defines cavities with the stator and is rotatable with pumped fluid progressing in the cavities from the uphole to downhole to transfer torque to the drive toward the downhole end. Although the rotor is subjected at the downhole end to a reactive torque from the bit, the interference fit of the rotor's constant dimension with the stator's downhole stages is less than with the uphole stages, which can mitigate issues with heat buildup in the downhole stages. The device can also operates as a progressing cavity pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Harjinder Singh Parhar, Travis Lee Chometsky, Michael W. Kuhlman, Wayne Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 9592998
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an apparatus for raising, suspending, transporting, and lowering appliance units for installation and removal. Two support frame assemblies, each having telescopic legs attached to wheels and upper support brackets from which the appliance unit is suspended, are connected by a removable frame connector. The apparatus may then be rolled across a rooftop to move and place the appliance unit. The frame connector may be replaced with a retention connector and supplemented with a lower retention connector for efficient storage and transport of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: John Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 9077868
    Abstract: A method and device for viewing objects situated in fog is disclosed. An optical system directs light from a scene onto a detector array through one or more optical waveband limiting filters. The detector array transfers a succession of captured scene images to an electronic device for processing. These processed images are transferred to a display device. A method and device for demonstrating the inventive optical system is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20140140795
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an apparatus for raising, suspending, transporting, and lowering appliance units for installation and removal. Two support frame assemblies, each having telescopic legs attached to wheels and upper support brackets from which the appliance unit is suspended, are connected by a removable frame connector. The apparatus may then be rolled across a rooftop to move and place the appliance unit. The frame connector may be replaced with a retention connector and supplemented with a lower retention connector for efficient storage and transport of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: John Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 8464493
    Abstract: A configuration, all components of which are man portable in some embodiments, for holding panels to protect assets against external force and impacts from airborne projectiles. An open box-like stackable frame module holds panels along a side of the frame. Multiple frames are connected to construct a protective barrier, such as a wall. Frames include provisions for connection in a vertical configuration so as to allow stacking of the frames to increase the height of the barrier. A method of installing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nicholas Boone, Bartley P. Durst, Toney K. Cummins, Pamela G. Kinnebrew, William F. Heard, Thomas R. Slawson, Michael J. Roth, Ryan Stinson, Reed Mosher, Jerry C. Edwards, Andrew B. Edwards, Jason D. Edwards, Shane H. Sanford, Robert A. Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20120224061
    Abstract: A method and device for viewing objects situated in fog is disclosed. An optical system directs light from a scene onto a detector array through one or more optical waveband limiting filters. The detector array transfers a succession of captured scene images to an electronic device for processing. These processed images are transferred to a display device. A method and device for demonstrating the inventive optical system is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20110005695
    Abstract: A system comprising inexpensive composite panels and a configuration that holds them, all components of which are man portable. Select embodiments protect assets against external force and impacts from airborne projectiles. An open box-like stackable frame module holds thin panels along a longitudinal axis of the frame. Multiple frames a reconnected to construct a protective barrier, such as a wall. The panels may be formulated of a very high strength portland cement-based concrete with one side, both sides, or both sides and all edges, covered with elastic material, the combination of which significantly reduces penetration of projectiles. A panel may be covered with specially formulated elastic material comprising multiple layers, each layer of a different type or thickness of elastic material. The elastic material may include reinforcing material such as fabric woven from available COTS high-strength fibers. The panels may be fabricated using basic means available in rural locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Boone, Bartley P. Durst, Toney K. Cummins, Pamela G. Kinnebrew, William F. Heard, Thomas R. Slawson, Michael J. Roth, Ryan Stinson, Reed Mosher, James L. Davis, Carol F. Johnson, Jerry C. Edwards, Andrew B. Edwards, Jason D. Edwards, Shane H. Sanford, Robert A. Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20110000514
    Abstract: A configuration, all components of which are man portable in some embodiments, for holding panels to protect assets against external force and impacts from airborne projectiles. An open box-like stackable frame module holds panels along a side of the frame. Multiple frames are connected to construct a protective barrier, such as a wall. Frames include provisions for connection in a vertical configuration so as to allow stacking of the frames to increase the height of the barrier. A method of installing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Boone, Bartley P. Durst, Toney K. Cummins, Pamela G. Kinnebrew, William F. Heard, Thomas R. Slawson, Michael J. Roth, Ryan Stinson, Reed Mosher, Jerry C. Edwards, Andrew B. Edwards, Jason D. Edwards, Shane H. Sanford, Robert A. Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 7136843
    Abstract: A computer program product for implementing a rule-based programming language, the computer program product comprising a computer usable media, having computer program code thereon, comprises a single rule language supporting a plurality of rulesets, an object-oriented framework that compiles the rulesets into a collection of framework objects, and a plurality of pluggable inference engines for processing the collection of framework objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Bigus, Jeffrey Robert Pilgrim, Donald Allen Schlosnagle
  • Patent number: 7120621
    Abstract: A system and method are described for constructing and implementing generic software agents for automated tuning of computer systems and applications. The framework defines the modules and interfaces to allow agents to be created in a modular fashion. The specifics of the target system are captured by adaptors that provide a uniform interface to the target system. Data in the agent is managed by a metric manager, and controller modules implement the desired control algorithms. The modular structure and common interfaces allow for the construction of generic agents that are applicable to a wide variety of target systems, and can use a wide variety of control algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Bigus, Joseph L. Hellerstein, Sujay Parekh, Jeffrey Robert Pilgrim, Donald A. Schlosnagle, Mark S. Squillante, Jayram S. Thathachar
  • Publication number: 20040083454
    Abstract: A computer program product for implementing a rule-based programming language, the computer program product comprising a computer usable media, having computer program code thereon, comprises a single rule language supporting a plurality of rulesets, an object-oriented framework that compiles the rulesets into a collection of framework objects, and a plurality of pluggable inference engines for processing the collection of framework objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Bigus, Jeffrey Robert Pilgrim, Donald Allen Schlosnagle
  • Publication number: 20030144983
    Abstract: A system and method are described for constructing and implementing generic software agents for automated tuning of computer systems and applications. The framework defines the modules and interfaces to allow agents to be created in a modular fashion. The specifics of the target system are captured by adaptors that provide a uniform interface to the target system. Data in the agent is managed by a metric manager, and controller modules implement the desired control algorithms. The modular structure and common interfaces allow for the construction of generic agents that are applicable to a wide variety of target systems, and can use a wide variety of control algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Phillip Bigus, Joseph L. Hellerstein, Sujay Parekh, Jeffrey Robert Pilgrim, Donald A. Schlosnagle, Mark S. Squillante, Jayram S. Thathachar
  • Patent number: 6587189
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for calibrating an incoherent fiber optic bundle for use in transmitting visual or infrared coherent images. The apparatus includes a computer, a computer video monitor, an objective lens adjacent to the input end of the bundle, a second lens adjacent the output end of the bundle, and a CCD camera. The camera transmits video data to the monitor to produce an illuminated fiber optic image. The coordinates for the center of each fiber is found through an imaging process and the output fibers coordinates are related to the input fiber coordinates and processed in the computer to produce a mapping lookup-table (LUT) unique to the specific fiber bundle. Remapping of the LUT due to changes in the lens focus, CCD camera, or the addition of an infrared filter is accomplished by a software utility in the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: SRS Technologies
    Inventors: Hilary E. Roberts, Charles P. DePlachett, Brent E. Deason, Robert A. Pilgrim, Harold S. Sanford
  • Patent number: 5688817
    Abstract: Di(aromatic) compounds corresponding to the following formula: ##STR1## in which: Ar represents either ##STR2## n=1 or 2 or: ##STR3## X represents a divalent radical, Z represents O, S or a divalent radical, and R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4 and R.sub.5 represent a hydrogen atom or various organic radicals, and the salts of the compounds of formula (I) when R.sub.1 is a carboxylic acid function.Use in human and veterinary medicine and in cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Centre Int'l. De Recherches Dermatologiques Galderma
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Bernardon, William Robert Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 5668156
    Abstract: Di(aromatic) compounds corresponding to the following formula: ##STR1## in which: Ar represents either ##STR2## n=1 or 2 or: ##STR3## X represents a divalent radical, Z represents O, S or a divalent radical, and R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4 and R.sub.5 represent a hydrogen atom or various organic radicals, and the salts of the compounds of formula (I) when R.sub.1 is a carboxylic acid function.Use in human and veterinary medicine and in cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Centre International de Recherches Dermatologiques Galderma (Cird Galderma)
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Bernardon, William Robert Pilgrim