Patents by Inventor Rodolfo Diaz

Rodolfo Diaz 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: 10292403
    Abstract: Multiple Stacked Rotatable Lollipop comprising at least two stacked individual components each with a plurality of flavors, colors and shapes, each provided with tubular holding sticks, except the uppermost component which has a solid holding stick, while the upper open ends of the tubular holding sticks of the lower and intermediate components are accessible at the top of their candies or edible parts, and each tubular stick is conveniently dimensioned to loosely insert the holding stick of the individual component stacked above, each longer than the immediate holding stick below, so the lower end of each holding stick protrudes out in a telescopic fashion, thereby when the user holds the stick of one of the stacked components with one of his/her hands, can rotate for his/her amusement any of the other components with the other hand or with his/her tongue directly driving its corresponding edible part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Rodolfo Fernandez, Jr., Osvaldo Diaz, Rodolfo Fernandez, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10105886
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate generally to manufactured elements having composite reinforcement, and more specifically to elements comprising a composite precisely positioned within the element for support. Embodiments of such elements typically may be formed using injection molding. Embodiments may further comprise an integral thermoplastic positioning system for positioning the composite, and encapsulating thermoplastic forming the exterior geometry of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Maslakow, Rodolfo Diaz
  • Patent number: 10020581
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for enhancing the performance of permeable antennas. Further, the parallel solenoid feed system disclosed herein may be used to reduce or eliminate significant phase delays in antennas, which may lead to destructive interference. Moreover, use of the parallel solenoid feed in an antenna eliminates the need for multiple feeds, complicated feed networks, and elaborate matching circuits. Using the parallel solenoid feed in circular magnetic antennas may enhance the performance of the antenna through maintaining the flux. Finally, many adjustable parameters for further tuning and/or optimizing the performance of particular antenna design have been identified herein, which may allow those skilled in the art to utilize known systems, such as full wave simulation software, to determine the desired final design for an antenna utilizing a parallel solenoid feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Tara Yousefi, Tom Sebastian, Sergio Clavijo
  • Publication number: 20160375618
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate generally to manufactured elements having composite reinforcement, and more specifically to elements comprising a composite precisely positioned within the element for support. Embodiments of such elements typically may be formed using injection molding. Embodiments may further comprise an integral thermoplastic positioning system for positioning the composite, and encapsulating thermoplastic forming the exterior geometry of the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Maslakow, Rodolfo Diaz
  • Publication number: 20160365642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for enhancing the performance of permeable antennas. Further, the parallel solenoid feed system disclosed herein may be used to reduce or eliminate significant phase delays in antennas, which may lead to destructive interference. Moreover, use of the parallel solenoid feed in an antenna eliminates the need for multiple feeds, complicated feed networks, and elaborate matching circuits. Using the parallel solenoid feed in circular magnetic antennas may enhance the performance of the antenna through maintaining the flux. Finally, many adjustable parameters for further tuning and/or optimizing the performance of particular antenna design have been identified herein, which may allow those skilled in the art to utilize known systems, such as full wave simulation software, to determine the desired final design for an antenna utilizing a parallel solenoid feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Tara Yousefi, Tom Sebastian, Sergio Clavijo
  • Patent number: 7946288
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that holds open a mouth of a patient. The apparatus contains a passage through which the patient can breathe by mouth. The apparatus contains a port to which an oxygen line is connected and which delivers oxygen to the passage for inhalation by the patient. The apparatus contains a sampling port which samples air in the passage and delivers sampled air to a monitoring device. The latter measures, for example, carbon dioxide content in the sampled gas, and issues a warning if carbon dioxide concentration is out-of-bounds. Phosphor material can be added to the apparatus, to make the apparatus glow in a darkened operating room, to allow technicians to easily find the patient's mouth and to insert tools, tubing, instruments and the like in the patient's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Encompas Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Marybeth Dorothy Flynn, Rodolfo Diaz Prieto
  • Patent number: 7889149
    Abstract: A dielectric polyrod having at least one tapered section, where a section exposed outside of the waveguide is tapered a long a curve that depends on the dielectric constant of the material used. The invention also relates to an aperture matched polyrod antenna which includes the same and an inductive tuning element used to achieve wideband impedance match and to create a Gaussian beam in the radiating near field of the antenna, suitable to mimic a small region plane wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Jeffrey Peebles, Yan Guo
  • Patent number: 7889148
    Abstract: A plane wave antenna including: a horn antenna; a waveguide at least partially inside the horn antenna, wherein the waveguide includes: a central dielectric slab increasing in width toward the horn antenna and with a first dielectric constant, an upper slab above the central dielectric slab with a second dielectric constant, and a lower slab below the central dielectric slab with the second dielectric constant; wherein the central dielectric slab has a substantially constant thickness less than a quarter of a wavelength at a highest frequency of operation of the plane wave antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Jeffrey Peebles, Richard LeBaron, Zhichao Zhang, Lorena Lozano-Plata
  • Publication number: 20080309571
    Abstract: A plane wave antenna including: a horn antenna; a waveguide at least partially inside the horn antenna, wherein the waveguide includes: a central dielectric slab increasing in width toward the horn antenna and with a first dielectric constant, an upper slab above the central dielectric slab with a second dielectric constant, and a lower slab below the central dielectric slab with the second dielectric constant; wherein the central dielectric slab has a substantially constant thickness less than a quarter of a wavelength at a highest frequency of operation of the plane wave antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Jeffrey Peebles, Richard LeBaron, Zhichao Zhang, Lorena Lozano-Plata
  • Publication number: 20080252541
    Abstract: A dielectric polyrod having at least one tapered section, where a section exposed outside of the waveguide is tapered a long a curve that depends on the dielectric constant of the material used. The invention also relates to an aperture matched polyrod antenna which includes the same and an inductive tuning element used to achieve wideband impedance match and to create a Gaussian beam in the radiating near field of the antenna, suitable to mimic a small region plane wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Jeffrey Peebles, Yan Guo
  • Publication number: 20080110456
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that holds open a mouth of a patient. The apparatus contains a passage through which the patient can breathe by mouth. The apparatus contains a port to which an oxygen line is connected and which delivers oxygen to the passage for inhalation by the patient. The apparatus contains a sampling port which samples air in the passage and delivers sampled air to a monitoring device. The latter measures, for example, carbon dioxide content in the sampled gas, and issues a warning if carbon dioxide concentration is out-of-bounds. Phosphor material can be added to the apparatus, to make the apparatus glow in a darkened operating room, to allow technicians to easily find the patient's mouth and to insert tools, tubing, instruments and the like in the patient's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: ENCOMPAS UNLIMITED, INC.
    Inventors: Marybeth Dorothy Flynn, Rodolfo Diaz Prieto
  • Publication number: 20060065856
    Abstract: An array of antenna elements (20) can be used to detect subwavelength sized anomalies on a surface below the array. An array (20) is illuminated at optical frequencies by a coherent optical energy source (26). The change in reactance and radiated power of the antenna elements that results from the proximity of the anomaly to the near field of the antenna element's open-circuited is detected and holographically filtered to eliminate the radiation caused by the antenna array itself. Image processing is performed on the detected scattered radiation (100) to determine whether an anomaly is present and to locate the anomaly and its characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rodolfo Diaz, Michael Watts
  • Publication number: 20050030137
    Abstract: A magnetically-loaded artificial magnetic conductor surface provides enhanced bandwidth. The structure includes in one embodiment a thumbtack structure with a spacer layer that is loaded with a barium-cobalt hexaferrite based artificial magnetic material. Specifically, the geometry consists of a ground plane covered with thinly sliced ferrite tiles that are metallized and stacked. Each tile has a metal via running through its center that is electrically connected to the plated metallized surfaces. A foam spacer layer resides above the ferrite tiles. Atop the foam spacer layer rests a capacitive surface, which can be realized as a single layer array of metal patches, a multiple layer array of overlapping patches or other planar capacitive geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: William McKinzie, Rodolfo Diaz, Victor Sanchez, Eric Caswell