Patents by Inventor Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher 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: 20190271776
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In a method for operating the radar system, at least one of one or more transmitters are configured to transmit modulated continuous-wave radio signals, while at least one of one or more receivers are configured to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the one or more transmitters and reflected from objects in the environment. The method further includes selectively modifying an operational parameter of at least one of the transmitters or at least one of the receivers. The selected operational parameter is modified to meet changing operational requirements of the radar sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9915050
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The tines may include ridges spaced vertically along an outer surface of the tines. The tines may also be in the form of opposing plates. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines/plates. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GEOPIER FOUNDATION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Publication number: 20140270985
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The tines may include ridges spaced vertically along an outer surface of the tines. The tines may also be in the form of opposing plates. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines/plates. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Patent number: 8740501
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Patent number: 8360689
    Abstract: A method for ground improvement with hardened inclusions includes providing a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines and to create cavities at the location the tines are advanced. The device is at least partially retracted and hardening cementitious material backfill is added into the cavities for forming a plurality of hardened inclusions within the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Patent number: 8328470
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Geopier Foundation Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Publication number: 20120183361
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: GEOPIER FOUNDATION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Publication number: 20110091291
    Abstract: A method for ground improvement with hardened inclusions includes providing a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines and to create cavities at the location the tines are advanced. The device is at least partially retracted and hardening cementitious material backfill is added into the cavities for forming a plurality of hardened inclusions within the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: GEOPIER FOUNDATION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Publication number: 20100329798
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for ground improvement includes a device having a plurality of tines extending downwardly from a top plate in a manner to achieve displacement of ground material downward and radially outward. The device is mechanically driven into the ground to achieve predetermined depths of penetration by the tines. The device is retracted and driven repeatedly to achieve densification. Optionally, voids made by the device can be filled with a flowable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: GEOPIER FOUNDATION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Maher, Kord J. Wissmann
  • Patent number: 7513388
    Abstract: A device (10) for a drinks container (11), the device comprising a straw (16) and means for actuating the straw (16) between a retracted state, in which the straw (16) is housed, in use, substantially within the container (11), and an extended state, in which at least a portion of the straw (16) protrudes, in use, form the container (11). The actuating means may comprise a first casing (12) provided around a portion of the straw (16), the straw (16) and the casing (12) being rotatable with respect to one another about a longitudinal axis, the actuating means further comprising means for imparting generally linear movement to the straw (16) upon relative rotational movement of the casing and the straw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen Maher
  • Publication number: 20070108214
    Abstract: A device (10) for a drinks container (11), the device comprising a straw (16) and means for actuating the straw (16) between a retracted state, in which the straw (16) is housed, in use, substantially within the container (11), and an extended state, in which at least a portion of the straw (16) protrudes, in use, form the container (11). The actuating means may comprise a first casing (12) provided around a portion of the straw (16), the straw (16) and the casing (12) being rotatable with respect to one another about a longitudinal axis, the actuating means further comprising means for imparting generally linear movement to the straw (16) upon relative rotational movement of the casing and the straw portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: Stephen Maher
  • Patent number: 6915184
    Abstract: A document collator comprising a conveyor system, a prime document feeder station and a plurality of enclosure document feeder stations arranged at spaced locations along the conveyor system, a collation station located downstream of the feeder stations at one end of the conveyor system, and control elements, including elements for determining which one of the plurality of feeder stations is the prime feeder station, the control elements being operable to control each feeder station independently in such a way as to ensure that the documents from each of the enclosure document feeder stations located upstream of and including the prime feeder station are stacked one on top of each other with the prime document on top and the documents from each of the feeder stations downstream of the prime feeder station are stacked one on top of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: PFE International Limited
    Inventors: Keith John Yates, David Mark Dronsfield, Richard Stephen Maher, Damon Peter Smith
  • Publication number: 20030233167
    Abstract: A document collator comprising a conveyor system, a prime document feeder station and a plurality of enclosure document feeder stations arranged at spaced locations along the conveyor system, a collation station located downstream of the feeder stations at one end of the conveyor system, and control means, including means for determining which one of the plurality of feeder stations is the prime feeder station, the control means being operable to control each feeder station independently in such a way as to ensure that the documents from each of the enclosure document feeder stations which are located upstream of and including the prime feeder station are stacked one on top of each other with the prime document on top to form a prime document package and the documents from each of the feeder stations downstream of the prime feeder station are stacked one on top of each other to form an enclosure document package, and the prime document package is transported along the conveyor system at a predetermined distan
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: PFE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Keith John Yates, David Mark Dronsfield, Richard Stephen Maher, Damon Peter Smith
  • Patent number: D634379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: L.M. Innov8s
    Inventor: Stephen Maher
  • Patent number: D412860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Stephen Maher