Patents by Inventor Ronald Walters

Ronald Walters 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: 20220407912
    Abstract: A wireless communication system generates Artificial Intelligence (AI) responses to network data. Computer circuitry hosts network functions, distributed ledgers, ledger clients, and AI engines. The network functions serve User Equipment (UEs) over Radio Access Networks (RANs), and in response, transfer the network data to the distributed ledgers. The distributed ledgers receive and store the network data. The ledger clients select some of the network data from the distributed ledgers and transfer the selected network data to the AI engines. The AI engines receive the selected network data, and in response, generate the AI responses. The ledger clients and the AI engines may comprise wireless network slices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ronald R. Marquardt, Stephen P. O'Neal, Tracy Lee Nelson
  • Patent number: 11526947
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a network of multi-functional sensors; where, based on a quality insurance, each multi-functional sensor is positioned in, on, or in a vicinity of: a transported cargo and/or a cargo container, containing the transported cargo; where each multi-functional sensor is configured to measure particular transport-related condition, particular cargo-related condition, or both, to form cargo transport sensor data and wirelessly transmit it to a server that is configured to dynamically predict, based on the cargo transport sensor data, a predicted quality loss of the transported cargo, determine a current loss value of the transported cargo and cause one or more remedial actions that include instantaneously instructing to pay a payout amount to an owner of the transported cargo to compensate for the current loss value and/or transmitting a remedial instruction with an adjustment to the operation of one or more of a cargo transport, the cargo container, and a cargo s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MUNICH RE
    Inventors: Richard B. Jones, Stefan C. Froehlich, Ronald Kargl, Richard Walter Bridges, Christoph Kalinski, Veenet Muthraja
  • Patent number: 11477266
    Abstract: A data communication system generates Artificial Intelligence (AI) responses to distributed ledger data. In the data communication system, ledger clients discover distributed ledgers and establish hardware-trust with the distributed ledgers. The ledger clients discover AI engines and establish hardware-trust with the AI engines. The ledger clients read ledger information from the top data blocks of the distributed ledgers and select top-block ledger information. The ledger clients select AI engines to receive the selected top-block ledger information and transfer the selected ledger information to the selected AI engines. The selected AI engines process the selected top-block ledger information and generate the AI responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ronald R. Marquardt, Stephen P. O'Neal, Tracy Lee Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220300614
    Abstract: Provider Edge (PE) circuitry transfers a PE Hardware Trust (HWT) hash to a controller. The controller verifies PE HWT based on the PE HWT hash and transfers a Trusted Execution Environment Identifier (TEE ID), PE ID, PE HWT certificate, and PE keys to the PE circuitry. Customer Edge (CE) circuitry transfers a CE HWT hash to the controller. The controller verifies CE HWT based on the CE HWT hash and transfers the TEE ID, CE ID, CE HWT certificate, and CE keys to the CE circuitry. The PE circuitry and the CE circuitry exchange and verify their HWT certificates based on their keys. The PE circuitry encrypts and decrypts user data based on the PE keys. The PE circuitry exchanges the TEE ID, the PE ID, and the encrypted user data with the CE circuitry. The CE circuitry encrypts and decrypts the user data based on the CE keys. The CE circuitry exchanges the TEE ID, the CE ID, and the encrypted user data with the PE circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ronald R. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 11416620
    Abstract: A data communication network comprises Provider Edge (PE) circuitry and Customer Edge (CE) circuitry. The PE circuitry boots a trusted PE processor that transfers a hardware-trust hash and receives a hardware-trust certificate. The CE circuitry boots a trusted CE processor that transfers a hardware-trust hash and receives a hardware-trust certificate. The trusted PE circuitry and the trusted CE circuitry exchange and validate the hardware-trust certificates to establish a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) across the network edge. The trusted PE circuitry and the trusted CE circuitry encrypt and exchange trusted user data in the TEE across the network edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Ronald R. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 11401525
    Abstract: Described herein are Solanaceae plants for producing fruits rich in anthocyanins concentration, wherein said plant comprises a mutated fading gene. Also described herein is a method of providing a Solanaceae plant for producing fruits rich in anthocyanins concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Walter Verweij, Francesca Margherita Quattrocchio, Ronald Edwin Koes, Valentina Passeri
  • Patent number: 11255206
    Abstract: A ceramic brush seal for a gas turbine engine, and a process for manufacturing the seal are provided. In one example, the process includes deinfiltrating an edge of a plurality of plies having a preimpregnated configuration. The edge is defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a matrix infiltrated portion of each of the plies. In another example, the process includes masking an edge of a plurality of plies, the edge being defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a body portion of each of the plies, and infiltrating the body portion of the plurality of plies with a ceramic matrix slurry. The plies are stacked, formed into a green body and then fired to form the component. The plies may include oxide/oxide woven ceramic fiber plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Patent number: 11167312
    Abstract: In some examples, a method including applying a wet bond coat slurry to a damaged area of a coating system on a metal substrate, the bond coat slurry including a liquid binder, glass and/or glass-ceramic particles, and ceramic oxide particles; depositing fibers onto the wet bond coat slurry, wherein the fibers include metallic and/or ceramic fibers; applying a ceramic composite slurry on the bond coat while the bond coat is wet or at least partially dried to form a ceramic composite layer, the bond coat including a plurality of partially exposed fibers, wherein, following the application of the ceramic composite slurry, a first portion of fibers of the plurality of fibers are embedded in the bond coat and a second portion of fibers of the plurality of fibers extend into the layer of the ceramic composite slurry; and heating the bond coat and the ceramic composite layer to form a repaired portion of the coating system on the metal substrate, wherein heating the bond coat melts the glass particles and/or the gl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Publication number: 20210024322
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tape dispenser (TD) for applying masking tape for painting to an object (OB), comprising: a housing (H) for accommodating a roll (TR) of masking tape, said roll (TR) of masking tape having a width (W1) and carrying a certain length of masking tape; and a pressure surface (PS) for applying pressure to the object (OB) while a masking tape portion is present in between the pressure surface (PS) and the object (OB), said pressure surface (PS) having a length and a width (W2), and said pressure RE surface (PS) having an entry side (ENS) and an exit side (EXS), wherein the housing (H) and pressure surface (PS) are configured to CM1 guide masking tape from the roll (TR) of masking tape via the entry side (ENS) of the pressure surface (PS) along the pressure surface (PS) towards the exit side (EXS) of the pressure surface (PS) in a longitudinal direction of the pressure surface (PS), and wherein the tape dispenser (TD) further comprises: a first cutter (C1) for cutting masking tape between
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Neutel
  • Patent number: 10794205
    Abstract: A ceramic brush seal for a gas turbine engine, and a process for manufacturing the seal are provided. In one example, the process includes deinfiltrating an edge of a plurality of plies having a preimpregnated configuration. The edge is defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a matrix infiltrated portion of each of the plies. In another example, the process includes masking an edge of a plurality of plies, the edge being defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a body portion of each of the plies, and infiltrating the body portion of the plurality of plies with a ceramic matrix slurry. The plies are stacked, formed into a green body and then fired to form the component. The plies may include oxide/oxide woven ceramic fiber plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Publication number: 20200284157
    Abstract: A ceramic brush seal for a gas turbine engine, and a process for manufacturing the seal are provided. In one example, the process includes deinfiltrating an edge of a plurality of plies having a preimpregnated configuration. The edge is defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a matrix infiltrated portion of each of the plies. In another example, the process includes masking an edge of a plurality of plies, the edge being defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a body portion of each of the plies, and infiltrating the body portion of the plurality of plies with a ceramic matrix slurry. The plies are stacked, formed into a green body and then fired to form the component. The plies may include oxide/oxide woven ceramic fiber plies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Publication number: 20200230645
    Abstract: In some examples, a method including applying a wet bond coat slurry to a damaged area of a coating system on a metal substrate, the bond coat slurry including a liquid binder, glass and/or glass-ceramic particles, and ceramic oxide particles; depositing fibers onto the wet bond coat slurry, wherein the fibers include metallic and/or ceramic fibers; applying a ceramic composite slurry on the bond coat while the bond coat is wet or at least partially dried to form a ceramic composite layer, the bond coat including a plurality of partially exposed fibers, wherein, following the application of the ceramic composite slurry, a first portion of fibers of the plurality of fibers are embedded in the bond coat and a second portion of fibers of the plurality of fibers extend into the layer of the ceramic composite slurry; and heating the bond coat and the ceramic composite layer to form a repaired portion of the coating system on the metal substrate, wherein heating the bond coat melts the glass particles and/or the gl
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Publication number: 20200013269
    Abstract: A method of steps and a system of components which detects and responds to smoke, CO, and/or fire hazard emergency alarm signals (loud audio noise and/or bright strobe lights) and then provides a shut-off of electrical power and/or fuel gas (e.g. natural gas or propane) as well as other types of power and energy for safety's sake. The present invention is improved over the current product offerings and state of the art through increasing the reliability of alarm signal detection by utilizing redundancy and providing primary and backup sensor functionality for both of the possible commonly intended alarm signal outputs instead of monitoring for just one. This invention also includes a method of steps and a system which further improves reliability by adding additional redundancy and backups through detecting and responding to the unobvious but real by-product alarm signals which are: 1. the vibration of the audible alarm mechanism and 2. the electricity flowing in or to the activated alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Walter Sicking, Yvonne Marie Sicking, John Garry Myers
  • Publication number: 20180266261
    Abstract: A ceramic brush seal for a gas turbine engine, and a process for manufacturing the seal are provided. In one example, the process includes deinfiltrating an edge of a plurality of plies having a preimpregnated configuration. The edge is defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a matrix infiltrated portion of each of the plies. In another example, the process includes masking an edge of a plurality of plies, the edge being defined by a plurality of ceramic fibers extending away from a portion edge of a body portion of each of the plies, and infiltrating the body portion of the plurality of plies with a ceramic matrix slurry. The plies are stacked, formed into a green body and then fired to form the component. The plies may include oxide/oxide woven ceramic fiber plies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Overholser
  • Patent number: 9503409
    Abstract: A system that includes a server and a plurality of destination clients. The server is connected to a network and routes an electronic communication through the network to a destination. The plurality of destination clients are associated with the destination and connected to the network, each destination client comprising: a network interface connected to the network and receiving the electronic communication; an output unit configured to output an alert associated with the electronic communication; and an alert suppression device suppressing output of the alert when a response to the electronic communication has been transmitted from the destination, where the alert suppression device of each of the plurality of destination clients suppresses the alert when any one of the destination clients responds to the electronic communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Heiby
  • Patent number: 9244627
    Abstract: An erasure system and method for sorting, tracking, and erasing a plurality of data storage devices using enterprise hardware and software designed for data storage. The erasure system may include a server, drive arrays having receptacles for communicably coupling with the data storage devices, and a drive array controller configured for communicably coupling the server with the drive arrays. The server may receive specification information regarding each of the drive arrays and each of the data storage devices in the receptacles of the drive arrays for erasure and logging purposes. Then the server may overwrite each of the data storage devices according to the DoD 5220.22-M standard, thereby erasing the data storage devices. The server may also create log files corresponding to each of the data storage devices, including information like time, date, and if the erasure of the data storage device is complete or has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Synetic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Helmer
  • Publication number: 20150106562
    Abstract: An erasure system and method for sorting, tracking, and erasing a plurality of data storage devices using enterprise hardware and software designed for data storage. The erasure system may include a server, drive arrays having receptacles for communicably coupling with the data storage devices, and a drive array controller configured for communicably coupling the server with the drive arrays. The server may receive specification information regarding each of the drive arrays and each of the data storage devices in the receptacles of the drive arrays for erasure and logging purposes. Then the server may overwrite each of the data storage devices according to the DoD 5220.22-M standard, thereby erasing the data storage devices. The server may also create log files corresponding to each of the data storage devices, including information like time, date, and if the erasure of the data storage device is complete or has failed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Synetic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Helmer
  • Publication number: 20140244714
    Abstract: A system that includes a server and a plurality of destination clients. The server is connected to a network and routes an electronic communication through the network to a destination. The plurality of destination clients are associated with the destination and connected to the network, each destination client comprising: a network interface connected to the network and receiving the electronic communication; an output unit configured to output an alert associated with the electronic communication; and an alert suppression device suppressing output of the alert when a response to the electronic communication has been transmitted from the destination, where the alert suppression device of each of the plurality of destination clients suppresses the alert when any one of the destination clients responds to the electronic communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Heiby
  • Patent number: 8734644
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for decontaminating water, having an iodine release section in which iodine, often from a charged nylon iodophor, is released into the water, followed by an iodine recapture section in which a nylon polymer removes iodine from the water by forming an iodophor with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Puritek, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Walter Krumm, John Henry Abel, Gary Ellsworth McQuay
  • Publication number: 20120048681
    Abstract: A system for displacing products includes: a conveyor (3) for conveying a product (5) in a conveying direction, a gripping device (7) having a moveable gripping head (9) to displace the product from the conveyor to another location, the gripping head includes: a base (32), at least one gripping finger (36) moveably mounted to the base for movement between a gripping position for holding a first side of the product and an open position in which the product is able to pass the at least one gripping finger in a passing direction, where the at least one gripping finger is arranged such that it initially moves away from the product in the passing direction when moving from the gripping position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: ROBOXIS B.V.
    Inventor: Ronald Walter Neutel