Patents by Inventor Sean A. McDaniel

Sean A. McDaniel 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: 11163244
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to an apparatus to transfer a quantity of print material to a printing device through a transfer mechanism. In some examples, the apparatus includes a container including the quantity of print material, a transfer mechanism associated with the container, and a sensor associated with the transfer mechanism. In some examples, the sensor is to communicate to the printing device information about the transfer of the quantity of print material through the dispenser mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sean Daniel Fitzgerald, Jeff Luke, Gabriel McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11103957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ultrafast laser inscribed structures for signal concentration in focal plan arrays, focal plan arrays, imaging and/or sensing apparatuses comprising said focal plan arrays, as well as methods of making and/or using ultrafast laser inscribed structures for signal concentration in focal plan arrays, focal plan arrays, imaging and/or sensing apparatuses comprising said focal plan arrays. Such ultrafast laser inscribed structures are particularly adapted to condense broad band radiation, thus allowing increased sensing efficiencies to be obtained from imaging and/or sensing apparatuses. Such ultrafast laser inscribed structures can be efficiently produced by the processes provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Sean A. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20210126704
    Abstract: The present teachings is generally directed to facilitating satellite and terrestrial internet communications. In some embodiments, configuration information for configuring a communications device may be retrieved. The configuration information may be provided to the communications device, and the communications device may be caused to be configured based on the configuration information. Responsive to receiving a first data signal from a first satellite, the communications device may be configured to generate and output a second data signal based on the first data signal, the first data signal including first data encoded using one or more space-based communication protocols, and the second data including second data encoded using one or more terrestrial-based communication protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10371605
    Abstract: Mine dust in underground coal mines is potentially explosive and must be sampled and tested for sufficient inert content regularly. The present invention comprises a pneumatic mine dust sampling instrument equipped with a specially designed nozzle arrangement that delivers a controlled pulse of air which entrains the mine dust, similar to the entrainment process that happens during a mine explosion. The entrained mine dust can then be collected and tested for compliance with applicable federal standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jurgen Brune, Ben Goertz, Gregory Bogin, Sean McDaniel, Tyler Rockley, Flavia Soares Barreto, Vinay Duddempudi, Katherine Ann Robert, Nick Kapela
  • Patent number: 10148058
    Abstract: Solid state lasers emitting at first and a second wavelengths include an additional a conversion amplifier for converting photons having the first wavelength into photons having the second wavelength, thereby improving output efficiency of a preferred wavelength. Erbium lasing materials such as erbium doped garnets and fluorides, are employed, along with the conversion amplifier formed of a transition metal doped II-VI semiconductor, e.g., Cr:ZnSe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Leidos, Inc., The United States of America, as Represented by the Air Force
    Inventors: Sean McDaniel, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 9825463
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the properties of an electrical grid including an electrical connector for coupling to the electrical grid through a wall socket, a detector for detecting at least one property of electricity provided by the electrical grid, a receiver for receiving clock signals, and a sampler for sampling a respective detected property and recording sampled values in a memory, wherein the variation of the values with time represents a waveform of the respective property and the sampler samples at a rate sufficient to record variations of the property within a period of the waveform, wherein the device associates at least a portion of the sampled values with at least one clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Sean McDaniel, Peter Weed
  • Publication number: 20170115188
    Abstract: Mine dust in underground coal mines is potentially explosive and must be sampled and tested for sufficient inert content regularly. The present invention comprises a pneumatic mine dust sampling instrument equipped with a specially designed nozzle arrangement that delivers a controlled pulse of air which entrains the mine dust, similar to the entrainment process that happens during a mine explosion. The entrained mine dust can then be collected and tested for compliance with applicable federal standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Jurgen Brune, Ben Goertz, Gregory Bogin, Sean McDaniel, Tyler Rockley, Flavia Soares Barreto, Vinay Duddempudi, Katherine Ann Robert, Nick Kapela
  • Publication number: 20160239010
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the properties of an electrical grid including an electrical connector for coupling to the electrical grid through a wall socket, a detector for detecting at least one property of electricity provided by the electrical grid, a receiver for receiving clock signals, and a sampler for sampling a respective detected property and recording sampled values in a memory, wherein the variation of the values with time represents a waveform of the respective property and the sampler samples at a rate sufficient to record variations of the property within a period of the waveform, wherein the device associates at least a portion of the sampled values with at least one clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: THE MITRE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean McDANIEL, Peter WEED
  • Patent number: 9041589
    Abstract: A system for determining a coverage region of a radar device is disclosed. The system may have one or more processors and a memory. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, enable the one or more processors to receive radar data generated by a radar device and lidar data generated by a lidar device. The radar data may include radar data points representing objects detected by the radar device and the lidar data may include lidar data points representing objects detected by the lidar device. The one or more processors may be further enabled to determine a radar coverage region for the radar device by comparing one or more radar data points to one or more lidar data points, and to generate data used to display a graphical representation of the radar coverage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Chang, Bradley Scott Kriel, Michael Sean McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8912878
    Abstract: A guidance system for a machine may include a scanning device configured to detect a presence of an object within a minimum desired distance of the machine, and a controller in communication with the scanning device. The controller may be configured to compare a number of times the object is detected during a time period to a number of times the object is permitted to be detected during the time period. The controller may be configured to adjust the number of times the object is permitted to be detected. Further, the controller may be configured to output an indication, when the number of times the object is detected is equal to or greater than the number of times the object is permitted to be detected, that the object is less than the minimum desired distance from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Sean McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20130265189
    Abstract: A system for determining a coverage region of a radar device is disclosed. The system may have one or more processors and a memory. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, enable the one or more processors to receive radar data generated by a radar device and lidar data generated by a lidar device. The radar data may include radar data points representing objects detected by the radar device and the lidar data may include lidar data points representing objects detected by the lidar device. The one or more processors may be further enabled to determine a radar coverage region for the radar device by comparing one or more radar data points to one or more lidar data points, and to generate data used to display a graphical representation of the radar coverage region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Hong Chang, Bradley Scott Kriel, Michael Sean McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20120299695
    Abstract: A guidance system for a machine may include a scanning device configured to detect a presence of an object within a minimum desired distance of the machine, and a controller in communication with the scanning device. The controller may be configured to compare a number of times the object is detected during a time period to a number of times the object is permitted to be detected during the time period. The controller may be configured to adjust the number of times the object is permitted to be detected. Further, the controller may be configured to output an indication, when the number of times the object is detected is equal to or greater than the number of times the object is permitted to be detected, that the object is less than the minimum desired distance from the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Sean McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8099205
    Abstract: A guidance system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The guidance system may have a scanning device configured to generate a signal indicative of a lateral distance from the machine to a roadway marker, a locating device configured to determine a geographical location of the machine, and a controller in communication with the scanning device and the locating device. The controller may be configured to receive a desired lateral distance from the machine to the roadway marker, and to compare the desired lateral distance to the actual lateral distance. The controller may further be configured to implement a response to the comparison based on the geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Coats, Michael Sean McDaniel, David J. Edwards, Ramkumar Subramanian, Kenneth L. Stratton
  • Publication number: 20100010703
    Abstract: A guidance system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The guidance system may have a scanning device configured to generate a signal indicative of a lateral distance from the machine to a roadway marker, a locating device configured to determine a geographical location of the machine, and a controller in communication with the scanning device and the locating device. The controller may be configured to receive a desired lateral distance from the machine to the roadway marker, and to compare the desired lateral distance to the actual lateral distance. The controller may further be configured to implement a response to the comparison based on the geographical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Robert M. Coats, Michael Sean McDaniel, David J. Edwards, Ramkumar Subramanian, Kenneth L. Stratton
  • Patent number: 7464984
    Abstract: The replacement grill fits the grill opening of an automobile, the grill having a surround, a mount shelf extended from the surround, and clips for joining the mount shelf to the auto. The grill is further comprised of a multi-layer, substantially porous insert with an outer layer of expanded material, preferably having diamond shaped openings. A center mesh divides the outer layer from a partial, non-porous reflective inner layer, the inner layer having a defined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Sean A. McDaniel